- Address: 2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC 3015, Australia, Melbourne
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +61-393924800
- Ticket Price: 14 AUD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museum, Children Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Scienceworks - Review
On a rainy day, Melbourne could offer a tourist no better refuge, especially if they’ve brought children along. Three permanent exhibits and various temporary ones keep this museum a fresh experience no matter how many times you return. Children are encouraged to learn about the functions of a city, the science behind the movement of their own bodies, and the possible evolution of life, science and technology over carious industries like medicine, sound, transport, etc…. all of this in a highly interactive and hands on experience that’ll keep them thinking for a time to come. And that’s just the permanent exhibitions… there’s no telling what the temporary exhibitions will do.
- Disable access available.
- Online ticket booking available.
- Children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult 17 years or older.
Scienceworks Ticket Prices
- Visitors up to 16 years of age have free entry.
- Planetarium show: 6 Australian Dollars
- Lightning room show: 6 Australian Dollars
- Planetarium+ Lightning show: 10 Australian Dollars
How To reach Scienceworks by Public Transport
- Tram on Hope Street.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Scienceworks
95% of people who visit Melbourne include Scienceworks in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
51.17% of people start their Scienceworks visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Scienceworks
92.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Scienceworks
Scienceworks, Melbourne Reviews
Great place to bring children and toddlers. Lots of practical exhibits and play areas for kids. My son spent the whole day playing there. The Lightning Exhibit was very interesting and exciting as well. As mentioned by others, the food here is quite expensive and mediocre. Buying food here is more for convenience. If you can pack your own food, it's more worthwhile.
I'm reviewing purely as a parent who's taken a small child to check out Scienceworks. The kids section is great for toddlers to explore. Heaps of sensory excitement for the little ones to experience. Building, lights, wind and air, gravity and more. We went on a weekend and it was a little manic though. There were kids absolutely everywhere! Heaps of outdoors space for the kids to run around and burn off some energy before the drive home. Outdoor playgrounds and grassy areas. Parking is available on the Paystay app which is really convenient and saves you trekking through the traffic to try and find the pay station. Food, as with all of these types of places is overpriced and generally very average. Do yourself a favour and bring a packed lunch and snacks. You'll save yourself a fortune. Price of admission felt a little high, but if you've got a museum membership then you'll get great value over the course of a year as long as you get there a few times.
Great spot to wander around for a couple of hours. Best to get there when it opens so that you can get a park. If you don't go there at the start then people tend to leave in and around lunchtime. They have an outside show which is good for the kids and everyone can see.
A really interesting place. Just be mindful that there can be a queue to enter at busier times (museum membership speeds that up) and you have to book times to see some of the special exhibits like the planetarium etc. We went on. Saturday last time and parking was a bit of a nightmare. Otherwise it's a good interesting and educational museum 👍
Scienceworks opened in 1992, our vision was a place for young people to play with science. It was linked with Melbourne's industry, heritage and applied technology in one place: a new building looking across the arena to the century-old Pumping Station, all under the grand arc of the West Gate Bridge. Today, Scienceworks is bursting with things to challenge curious minds of all ages. In just one visit, you can stroll among the gigantic machines that kept the city running, enjoy electrifying theatre in the Lightning Room, let your little ones roam safely in enclosed spaces, wander through immersive exhibitions and drop into deep space in the Melbourne Planetarium.