Interactive Education For The Whole Family
Visit to this science museum at Spotswood in West Melbourne is an
excellent chance to enjoy an interactive educational and fun time with
all members of the family.
This is one of Melbourne's great attractions and top cheap weekend getaways, a perfect day trip and wonderful way to educate while entertaining the kids.
The Scienceworks Museum Entrance
2 Booker Street
Spotswood VIC 3015
(03) 9392 4800
Open daily 10am – 4:30pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
By Road Scienceworks is 5 Kilometres from Melbourne Central (Melways directory reference 56, B1)
Go to the map above, click on the blue icon and follow directions.
You can come to Scienceworks by ferry, running between Southgate, Crown Casino, Polly Woodside, Scienceworks and Williamstown.
Ferry Shuttle from Melbourne City
Train (Werribee and Williamstown lines) to Spotswood and then about a 10 minute walk.
For an updated timetable go to Metlink.
Science and Technology take on a new meaning....push this, poke that, pull it, blow it and so on, hands-on interactive science exhibits make learning a truly fun experience not just for the kids but for you as well.
The Scienceworks Museum is divided into different sections.
Test your fitness levels, learn how your body works.
How about a race against one of Australia's fastest women sprinters, Cathy Freeman?
Test Your Speed Against Cathy Freeman
This Section has great exhibitions, over 20 hands-on and interactive experiences to take part in.
Try your hand at being the world's greatest extreme snowboarder.
Or test your fear of heights and scale the climbing wall.
Rock Climbing At Melbourne Scienceworks
Nitty Gritty Super City
Designed for kids aged 3 to 8 years
Mini Melbourne At Scienceworks
What are you sleeping on or with?
What happens when you put an egg and other things into a microwave and press the button?
How does a mouse view its surrounds?
OH, Watch out! Don't get sucked into that gigantic vacuum cleaner!
So much more Fun.
High Voltage Theater
This is really an electrifying experience 30 minutes of extreme sound and sight.
These and so many more questions are answered by the stimulating demonstrator.
Lightening Show At Melbourne Scienceworks
Sit back in your comfortable recliner and let your senses take in this awesome Virtual Museum.
Stunning images and incredible special effects take you to the outer reaches of the universe.
Wow, there is so much out there and more to explore!
The huge modern dome fills with the most amazing images of stars, planets and those amazing black holes.
The Audio is clear, non distorted and thrilling to hear.
What an great experience.
Melbourne Planetarium Scienceworks
Spotswood Pumping Station
Why was Melbourne once nicknamed Smellybourne?
Your guide will answer this and many other questions as you wander through some of Melbourne's very interesting past.
These engines are enormous.
Pumping Station At Scienceworks
The Muck Bunker Storm Water Exhibition
What is storm water pollution all about?
Cigarette butts, dog droppings, grass clippings, paint, in fact all kinds of rubbish can end up polluting our oceans after being washed away into the storm water drains.
So what really is all the fuss about?
You can purchase Food/Drinks at the well stocked Museum Cafe - their Coffee is beautiful!
you can also bring your own picnic and enjoy the undercover free BBQ's.
There are several playgrounds for the children to climb over, under and through.
Check out the:
The Sundial At Scienceworks Museum
The Science Museum is continuously displaying different exhibitions.
There are fantastic special shows arranged for the kids during their School Holidays.
For more exact information on....
Educational Demonstrations - Scienceworks
Kids love to explore and Science is such an amazing place to do just that. Fishpond has an excellent collection of books that just fit this subject matter.
Here is a selection from their library.
Just Click on the books title for more information
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