A person from behind holding a leaf blower that is blowing a stream of toilet paper into the air. In front of them is a crowd seated in the Amphitheatre.

Winter School Holidays

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Scienceworks is welcoming all curious kids, big and small, to a winter school holidays full of spectacular science.

Learn about the invisible marvel that is sound by exploring our Air Playground exhibition and enjoying free shows and activities. Complete your visit with a ticket to the Lightning Theatre and Planetarium before exploring the historic Pumping Station through augmented reality with FlushBack.

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Air Playground | 10am to 4:30pm daily

Adults $25, Seniors $20, Child/Concession $10, Member $8 | includes Museum entry

Play with air, the amazing invisible elemental force, and experience hands-on the science of aerodynamics. Whoosh, swirl, gust, squish, flow, float and more at Air Playground! Float objects in mid-air, place material in fast moving air-jets, squish a giant inflatable tentacled sculpture with your body, launch balls sky-high with compressed air and craft paper planes to soar and more.


Air Palooza | 12 noon & 2pm daily

Amphitheatre | Included with entry

A person hitting an air cannon filled with fog towards an audience. There is a lot of fog visible in the image.
We’ll make invisible air visible

Immerse yourself in the wonders of air at our free 20-minute live science show. Uncover the secrets of invisible forces, witness captivating levitation demonstrations, and explore the fascinating power of air pressure through engaging experiments. Our interactive experiments make the invisible forces of air come to life, leaving you in awe of the wonders that surround us.

Planetarium Shows | 11 am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm daily

Adult $25, Senior $20, Child/Concession $10, Member $8 | includes museum entry

Book into the Planetarium and enjoy an out-of-this-world show.

11am – Tycho Goes to Mars
12 noon – Solar System Adventures: Where's the water?
1pm – Starlight
2pm – Solar System Adventures: Where's the water?
3pm – Capturing the Cosmos
4pm – Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon*
*Please note that Darkside of the Moon will begin on Sunday 30th June.

The Glow Show | 11am, 12 noon, 1pm,2pm & 3pm daily

Adult $25, Senior $20, Child/Concession $10, Member $8 | Lightning Theatre | includes museum entry

Take a seat in our Lightning Theatre and be mesmerised by this visually stunning 30-minute live science show exploring the fascinating science behind luminosity and the many ways a glow can be produced.


FlushBack | 1pm & 2pm

$3 per person, Member $2, additional iPad $5 | PUMPING STATION | Does not include museum entry

FlushBack – Scienceworks’ award-winning AR adventure – brings to life the heritage-listed Spotswood Pumping Station. Step back in time and save Melbourne from becoming ‘Smellbourne’. Recommended for ages 8+

Generously supported by Melbourne Water.


Tours run subject to guide availability and weather conditions.

Pumping Station Orientation | 11am

Pumping Station | Included with entry

Tours run subject to guide availability and weather conditions.

Hear some of the smelly stories from the straining well and explore the magnificent engine room as you marvel at the engineering feat that helped overcome the stench of 19th century Melbourne in our daily Pumping Station tours.

Volunteer-led orientations will run subject to guide availability and weather conditions.

Collection Store Orientation | 12 noon

Included with entry

Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Scienceworks Collection Store to see some of the 40,000 collection items stored at Scienceworks and listen to the stories of these rare and unique items.

Volunteer-led orientations will run subject to guide availability and weather conditions.


We can assist with any access requirements you may have for this program, please contact our team on 13 11 02 or email us at [email protected] to discuss how we can support your Museum visit.


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