Melbourne Scienceworks

The Melbourne Scienceworks Museum is an exciting day out for kids who love to experiment and explore.

A popular family attraction in Melbourne, you'll get an inside look at science through live demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, guided tours and interactive activities. Thoroughly entertaining and serious fun, kids won't even realise they're learning!

In a high-voltage, live half-hour show, you'll be taken inside the Lightning Room. Once you step inside the Victoria University High Voltage Theatre, prepare to be electrified by spectacular bolts of lightning and experience the true power of nature's dazzling electrical storms.

The educational experience also includes Sportsworks and House Secrets. From daily exercise and sporting games, to the food we eat and homes we live in, these engaging permanent displays reveal the science behind everyday living.

Step outside the museum for the Scienceworks tour of Spotswood Pumping Station. Heritage listed in Australia, the pumping station is a moving demonstration of the raw power of heavy machinery in action.

Scienceworks is also home to the Melbourne Planetarium. Inside the impressive 16m dome, you'll be transported on an amazing guided tour through deep space. The surround sound and state of the art digital technology presents the dazzling night sky in all its intricate detail.

In addition, there is always a new exhibition travelling through Melbourne Australia and arriving at Scienceworks to keep you coming back time and again.

Located in Spotswood, Melbourne Victoria, Scienceworks is a hub of activity for budding young scientists, aspiring astronomers, kids (and big-kids) who just want to have fun!

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Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley and Healesville  Sanctuary Day Tour
  • Duration: 8.5 hours (approx.)
  • Departs from: Melbourne, Australia

Ride aboard Australia's oldest steam train, the Puffing Billy.