Venue hire and functions
With city skyline views and a riverside location in Melbourne’s historic Spotswood, Scienceworks makes the most of what was once a sprawling farm estate. Just five kilometres from the CBD and watched over by the West Gate Bridge, the grounds are home to a mix of contemporary design and 19th century architecture.
Fancy sipping a cocktail while you preview the future in the Beyond Perception exhibition? Or perhaps you’d like to launch your new product on the Melbourne Planetarium’s 16-metre high projection dome? Next to the Arena, the impressive Pumping Station features exposed beams, polished concrete floors and original brickwork – it’s a flexible and inspiring canvas for events.
From soaring industrial spaces to open lawns and interactive exhibits, Scienceworks is an inspiring destination. Whether you’re thinking fun, formal, intimate or large-scale, we'll work with you to create a unique, memorable event.
Spaces for hire at Scienceworks
Pumping Station Boiler House
We are always excited to welcome guests to the heritage-listed Pumping Station – its impressive industrial architecture and unique history always makes for a memorable occasion.
Pumping Station Engine Room
With settings running down the middle of this impressive structure and surrounded by a fascinating collection of engineering tools, equipment and relics, the Engine Room is ideal for a variety of events.
Our Arena presents a unique opportunity to hire a massive oval for any number of uses – just let your imagination be your guide. Perfect for Corporate Family Days!
Main Exhibition Gallery
We love hosting cocktail parties and other events in the Main Exhibition Gallery – guests always get a real kick out of our renowned Sportsworks exhibition.
Melbourne Planetarium is an extraordinary space. Sit back beneath a horizontal dome 16 metres high and see the night sky revealed like never before!
Perfect for giving your event an electrifying atmosphere!
Helen R Quinn Energy Lab
The Helen R Quinn Energy Lab is a fully-equipped auditorium perfect for dynamic presentations.