School holiday activities



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

Engineering Play Space

Play the part of an engineer these holidays with our open ended engineering play space, open every day from 11am3pm with activities for all ages. Learn about the way that air can make big machines move using pistons, or even take part in our challenge to build your own!

Mad Max 40th Anniversary – Replica Car family day

Friday 12 April | 10am–4.30pm | Suitable for all ages

To mark the release of the iconic Mad Max film on the 12th of April, 1979, Mad Max replica cars will be available to view in the Pumping Station central courtyard.

Cars on display will include a Ford Falcon 'Max's Yellow Interceptor', a Black Ford Falcon Coupe 1973 'V8 Interceptor, a Yellow Ford Falcon 'Big Bopper Pursuit', a 'Nightrider's HQ Holden Monaro', a Mazda Blue Bongo Van as well as a number of Main Force Patrol motorcycles.

Pneumatic Movers

Suitable for ages 6+

Engineers need to design, build and test ways to make things move. Use your ingenuity and creativity to help build something to solve our engineering challenge. We'll have everything you need to make your own machine using air and pistons, and our friendly staff will be around to give you a hand.

Tiny Builders

Suitable for ages 2-5

Tinker with contraptions and constructions in this play-based space especially designed to delight and inspire 2-5 year olds. Our tiny builders can create, build and imagine themselves as engineers in our mini construction site.

Engineering Encounters

12pm | Suitable for all ages

See a giant engine at work and hear from industry experts talking about engines, working in engineering and what engineers do. Learn about the science behind air making pistons move and see it in action with a special activation of our Pumping Station engine.

Shows and Tours

You can also discover the work of engineers in the free Collection Store and Pumping Station tours, learn about the universe with our new planetarium system, or see our electrifying lightning show Bolt from the Blue.

The Autumn holiday program at Scienceworks is generously supported by Exxon-Mobil.