Scienceworks, Spotswood

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. To visit Scienceworks on your holiday in Spotswood, and find out what else Spotswood has to offer, use our Spotswood trip planner .
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  • October 10, 2017
    Loads to do and filled in 4.5hrs. Great value for money. The planetarium show was amazing and the lightning display was worth watching. The kids had so much fun  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We had a spare morning in Melbourne and decided to pay a visit to the Scienceworks. Admission was free for children but you have to pay extra for special shows including the Planetarium, the Lightning...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    OMG. We had the most wonderful night. I got to watch my daughter meet her tribe. She just belonged there. They were all so amazing, intelligent and inspiring. And Hayley thrived in that space. She als...  more »
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  • September 7, 2017
    Great place to learn and have fun. Needs to have better and bigger food courts and more outdoor seating.Many special events on, great for kids and adults to enjoy. Planetarium is superb.
  • July 10, 2017
    Excellent experience for my kids, really engaging for them to explore and learn, lots of activities to participate into, fantastic facilities. The fact that the site covers for all kids ages is a really good point for us as we have kids of various ages. Active participation of my kids is a main point, allowing them to learn while doing something, not just watching. There are several options to explore and see. Kids love the experience when we go do Scienceworks.
  • September 2, 2017
    This place is great. We visit most school holidays. Kids love it and great place to take the kids on rainy days. Good value for money too
  • September 5, 2017
    It's a must do if you are in Melbourne ! The planetarium is amazing and the sport section gives you the chance to test your skills in different activities such us running or jumping. Perfect for children
  • September 15, 2017
    Fantastic museum for kids (up on level 1)!! Not to mention the awesome playgrounds outside. And interesting too for adult, I love how futuristic the interior is.

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