School holiday activities



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
What's On

Electricity. It powers our devices, it powers our communities, and it even powers our brains. This winter, it’s also powering our school holiday program!

We have installations, shows, and activities to spark your curiosity.

The Spark-tacular Electricity Show

Daily, 11am and 1pm | Amphitheatre

See some of the amazing ways electricity works in this free 20 minute show. With electrifying demos and energising performances, you’ll learn about different kinds of electricity, how we can make it, and different things we can do with it.

Power of Love

Drop-in activity | Outside STEM Lab

How do circuits and push button switches work, and how do we use them? This winter you can light up the room with Powershop’s Power of Love neon sign. Complete the circuit with a buddy to see all the colours of the rainbow! 

Scrappy Circuits

Daily, 12pm–3.30pm | Pumping Station

Circuits are used in everything around us. They’re in our phones, they’re in our computers, they’re in our walls, but we don’t often get to see them. In scrappy circuits, get hands-on with circuits and explore what they are and how they work. You’ll get to design and build your own circuits with switches, lights and buttons.

Planetarium and Lightning Room 

If that’s not enough, head over to the High Voltage Theatre to learn about lightning, or the Planetarium to go on a journey through the sky.

Lightning Room shows
Bolt from the Blue: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Planetarium shows
Tycho to the Moon: 11am & 12pm
Solar System Odyssey: 1pm
Moonbase ONE: 2pm & 3pm
Blackholes: 4pm


Pumping Station and Collection Store tours will run twice a day.