- 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
43.48% of people who visit Melbourne include Scienceworks in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
67.14% of people start their Scienceworks visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Scienceworks
93.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Scienceworks
Scienceworks, Melbourne Reviews
Its ok. It used to only have things for younger children, which is fun but not really encouraging actual science. Recently they have added more to there exhibition with an exhibition about 'Light and Energy' and a Boeing exhibition 'Above and Beyond', which was amazing. It is set in an industrial location (behind the West Gate Bridge) but it isn't too noisy. It's also interesting to explore the old pumping station behind the main building. It's near a train station so not to hard to get to, but if travelling by car you need to drive over the West Gate which sometimes is congested. Overall, 4/5
Great place for your budding engineer or scientist. This place will keep the kids busy for hours. With lots of interactive and educational activities. The best thing is kids and students are free, though there are some paid attractions inside (like the i-max style theatre).
My children and entire family loved their visit to the museum. There are plenty of informative and interactive exhibits that will provide an entire day of fun and education. Don't miss out on the planetarium shows either, they are truly amazing. An absolutely inspiring experience.
Our family love Scienceworks. For us it's not just about "entertaining" our children - it actually gives them the opportunity to be inquisitive. They have a range of train, plane, camera, game console models showing how technology has progressed throughout the years. They have various other models and interactive displays which ask anthropological, biological and agricultural questions. There is a sports section which allows users to see great feats of past athletes whilst learning about which parts of the body are engaged during various sporting activities. Outside, there are playgrounds and an oval should your family require fresh air. There's also the old "Pumping Station", a dark building that it is presented in a mysterious manner, particularly as it's essentially an old sewerage processing facility - though, it's highly engaging from an engineering perspective. There are also shows and exhibits on lighting and aeronautical engineering. Finally, there is a fantastic section for the little ones, sensory in nature, where you'll find cork-like building blocks, vacuum tubes with feather-like fabrics to place inside, light boards and mirrors to name a few. Overall, it makes for a fun day out with the provision of opportunities to learn new things, rediscover old learnings and teach the children.
Took my 3 year old and six month old and had a great time. The little kids room is fantastic, would love a wall of light up switches in our house! And we enjoyed the new perception area upstairs. If you can, wear your little one in a carrier to avoid pushing a pram around. Take your own good to save a bit of moola. The outside area is great on a sunny day.