School holiday activities



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

Learn all about how we lift ourselves off the ground these spring school holidays!

Winging it

All ages
Daily, 12pm & 2pm
Tickets: included with museum entry

How do wings work? What's in a rocket? Where's my jetpack?  Come on a journey through the past and future of aeronautics to learn about the forces of flight in this free 20 minute show.

Earthlight: Spacewalk

Suitable ages 10+
Daily, 11am–4pm

Be immersed in an authentic experience of space with the virtual reality game Earthlight: Spacewalk. Find out more.

Pumping Station tours

Daily, 11am & 1pm (30 minute tour)
Tickets: included with museum entry

A guide will take you through the Pumping Station – a feat of 19th century engineering that turned 'Smellbourne' back into Melbourne.

Collection Store tours

Daily, 12pm & 2pm (30 minute tour)
Tickets: included with museum entry

See highlights from our historic collection and discover some of Melbourne's fascinating past. Find out more 

Planetarium shows

Various dates and times
Tickets: additional to museum entry ticket

22 September–7 October
12pm: Tycho to the Moon
1pm & 2pm: Solar System Odyssey
3pm: Ticket to the Universe

24–27 September & 2–5 October
11am: Tilt

Lightning Room shows

Daily, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Tickets: additional to museum entry ticket

Join us for Bolt from the Blue, a show that explores what we know – and what we don't – about lightning.

Space Passport

We’ll guide you through the galaxy with our multi-access Space Passport! Pick up your passport at the Admissions Desk to explore your way through Above and Beyond, Think Ahead, Beyond Perception and Melbourne Planetarium checkpoints and get your collectable passport stamped along the way. Find out more.