Science Works

Suitable for ages
For Ages 0-4
For Ages 5-8
For Ages 9-12
Best visited
Day time
Opening Hours


Race against top athletes, travel to the outer reaches of the universe and see lightning before your very eyes at Melbourne’s Scienceworks. With themed exhibitions, hands on displays and live demonstrations, kids are guaranteed with science and technology. Located about ten minutes from the city centre, there’s lots of things to do at Scienceworks.

Be transported to the outer reaches of space in the Planetarium, discover the ultimate hair-raising experience with a lightning room show at the High Voltage Theatre and test your sporting abilities in the Sportsworks challenge. Nitty Gritty Super City is a special area for the under eights where you can play with buttons, levers and pulleys. Visit the future in Think Ahead where you design a 3D city or visit the past at the the 1800s Spotswood Pumping Station, part of the city’s first sewerage system.

Good to knows

  • Entry to Scienceworks for Under sixteens is free, but there are additional costs to get into the Planetariums and The Lightning Room shows.