Scienceworks, Spotswood

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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.
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  • Very good that it's free for children. The display is not as great as I expected, compared to the others in other countries. Some of display are functional. it would be good if there are some...  more »
  • Designed for kids, and you can see they really enjoy the day, we paid extra for the lightning show, and planetarium, be careful which planetarium show you book, the one at 12 noon is designed for...  more »
  • Much better than anticipated. We are Melbourne Museum members so figured we would give it a go. Mainly for kids but interesting for adults too. Really hands on with the exhibits. We paid extra for a.....  more »
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  • Scienceworks is a fun place to learn and discover new things. Scienceworks is the perfect place to take your kids in the school holidays. The renovation had greatly improved the venue with fascinating new exhibits for those of all ages - not to mention the great air conditioning. Free entry for concession holders makes this a worthwhile trip as well as the various shows which are put on.
  • Amazing exhibition! We couldn't been happier seeing the moon so close. Also they have a great play area for children all ages. Our 6 months baby had a blast!
  • What makes this place so good is that it attracts all types. The science here is made so everyone can understand, and interactive, to make it an enjoyable experience even for the oldest. It redefines a sense of learning in school. I used to come here a lot of times as a child, seeing how it can be very fun
  • Fantastic. You need a full day here to see everything, we got here at midday and had 4 hours here but did a planetarium show and the lightning room so we saw less than half of the actual museum. Will definitely be returning to see the rest. The lightning room is amazing. Would definitely recommend.
  • Always a treat when going to Scienceworks. The Moon exhibition is great, with lots of standing sitting walking and pushing stroller room, as with the rest of the place. Corridors are wide, although packed with prams, strollers, kids, parents and families, we all got to enjoy the place. Very kid friendly for all ages. Parents room 👌 Outdoor arena 👌 Planetarium experience, long.. But 👌 If you want to go to the gift shop, go first... Don't wait till the end of your visit cos it'll be closed and you b sad.

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