Scienceworks & Planetarium

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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 and engaging spaces, wander through immersive exhibitions and drop into deep space in the Melbourne Planetarium.


Just like its visitors, Scienceworks is always asking questions. How does it work? Why does it do that? How is our world changing? Visit to explore the mysteries of the universe and our everyday lives.



Scienceworks opened in 1992 with a vision of being a place for young people to play with science. It links Melbourne's industry, heritage and applied technology in one place: a building looking across the arena to a century-old Pumping Station, all under the grand arc of the West Gate Bridge.



Scienceworks has taken steps to become an autism-friendly museum. More information can be found on the Scienceworks website.

Scienceworks is the perfect place to take kids for a fun and educational day out and will leave them counting the days till their next visit.


Open hours

Daily 10am - 4.30pm | Tickets must be booked online ahead of your visit (including Members) – tickets on sale now.



Museum entry fee $15
Children under 16 free



2 Booker Street, Spotswood



P: 13 11 02/  9392 4800 




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