School holiday activities



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

Join us these holidays for our Spring school holiday programs including Ready Steady Rollbot activities and a special amphitheatre show Trick of the Light.

Don't forget to drop into LightTime for some luminous fun that will have you seeing Scienceworks in a whole new light.

Plus there are our always stellar planetarium shows, electrifying Lightning Room show, hands-on exhibitions and plenty of other things to check out.

Full program

Special events

Included with museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Trick of the Light
Be boggled by tricks of light in this free show that has to be seen to be believed!
Daily, 12pm & 2pm
20 minute show
Ready Steady Rollbot
Think you can control a robot? Try your hand at manoeuvring one of our Sphero® robots.
Daily, 1pm–3pm
5 minute activity


Included with museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Pumping Station tours 
A guide will take you through the Pumping Station that turned 'Smellbourne' back into Melbourne.
Daily, 11am & 1pm
30 minutes
Collection Store tours 
See highlights from our historic collection and discover some of Melbourne's fascinating past.
Daily, 12pm & 2pm
30 minutes

Planetarium shows

Additional to museum entry ticket

Find out what's playing 

Lightning Room show

Additional to museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Bolt from the Blue
Join us for a show that explores what we know – and what we don't – about lightning.
Daily, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
30 minutes

Don't forget to visit our permanent exhibitions Think Ahead, Nitty Gritty Super City and Sportsworks.

Accessible via public transport (just hop on the Williamstown line), or come by car and park all day for $3. Grab lunch at our onsite cafeteria or bring your own and picnic to have in the sun on the arena and enjoy a day of science exploration.

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