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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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A really enjoyable place to visit with kids. The exhibits will make you smile. Very interactive. Looks a bit tired but hopefully renovations will fix this. TIP: thought $4 all day parking was very rea... more »
We visited Melbourne during the rainy weekend at the end of November and were looking for indoor options to entertain the kids. We visit Melbourne regularly and were looking to do something new, and a... more »
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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.
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.
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
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
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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