Scienceworks, Spotswood

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Specialty Museum
Housing important cultural and scientific collections of the State of Victoria, Scienceworks is a world-renowned science museum located in the suburb of Spotswood. Established in 1992, the museum is housed in a large building near the historic Spotswood Pumping Station, the steam engines of which form an associated exhibit. Other displays and exhibits include hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and educational tours, including a stop at the planetarium, especially popular with kids. Make sure to visit the museum's "lightning room," a 120-seat auditorium presenting demonstrations about electricity and featuring a giant Tesla Coil, an instrument capable of producing spectacular lightning bolts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Scienceworks and many more Spotswood attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Spotswood vacation trip planner.
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  • We have been here several times travelling 600 km from country Victoria. It is a great place for kids and challenges them to put the science into everyday life happenings. Measuring force, strength, d...  more »
  • Scienceworks is lots of fun. There are many activities you can do and it is a place that will cater for all ages. There is also a kids area upstairs. Scienceworks also gives you a bit of insight as to...  more »
  • Went on school excursion to Scienceworks. Very busy with lots of school groups. Lots of activities to do but queues are long- so kids missed out. Grumpy older staff members. We loved the planetarium. ...  more »
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  • I went with my brother and his family, they had someone visiting from overseas. I found science works had something for everyone, the oldest nephew was learning about space so we all went to the Planetarium which is something I haven't done since I was a child of ten. They had robots for the big kids at heart and sports and engines and I loved the boiler room. The children and Adults love all the hands on experience they had to offer.
  • One of the BEST places in Australia - A must destination for family with kids. Very educational & entertaining. Allow at least 3 hours to explore and get the most out of your tickets. So much to see and do
  • The extra shows (at a small cost) in the lightening room and planaterium were excellent. Well worth the extra fee. In the general space and outside there is lots for the kids to interact with.
  • Loved the range of displays. Took the family and they all had a ball! The tiny Melbourne was my favourite but the 11'year old was all about the future cars! I would highly recommend the planetarium and it's all really cheap for the family! Be prepared to spend the whole day :)
  • Great place to take the kids. Lots of interesting exhibits. Lookout for shows, if you are lucky you'll find some interesting documentaries being screened. Pack a lunch, not too impressed with the cafe.