Autumn School Holidays at Scienceworks

Next date: Saturday, 10 April 2021 | 10:00 PM to Sunday, 18 April 2021 | 04:30 PM


 We’re getting a buzz out of robots these school holidays!

Explore our brand new exhibition Born or Built? Our Robotic Future, be amazed by tech with a free amphitheatre show, get your robot boogie on and meet some of the robot-alities from our collection! Plus, timeless crowd favourites, the rainbow hunt and grass maze, are back! And our Lightning Room and Planetarium are firing on all cylinders with their always awesome daily shows. 

Born or Built? Our Robotic Future

Open daily | 10am–4.30pm | surcharged

Melbourne’s newest robotics exhibition, Born or Built? Our Robotic Future, developed by Questacon, opens on the 2nd of April! Explore some of robotics’ most challenging questions with fun interactive exhibits that the whole family can enjoy. Test your willpower with the big red button, use your mind to move an object, try out medical tech innovations and teach a robot to jump, duck and dodge. Get tickets now

What the Tech?

Daily | 12pm and 2pm | Free with general entry 

15 minute science show in the Ampitheatre

Explore how we might be similar or different to machines, with this fun and engaging science show that’s perfect for families.


Daily | 11am and 1pm | Free with general entry 

Have you ever wanted to dance the robot? Now, you can! And you can learn all about coding while you’re at it.
This 15 minute activity uses dance as a way to teach basic concepts of programming. Visitors will be taught a set of dance moves, and kids will be able to ‘program’ the dance by rearranging the order of the moves – it’s fun, active and (sneakily) educational!

Meet Australia’s first computer

Daily | Subject to staff availability | Free with general entry 

CSIRAC Exhibit, Think Ahead gallery

CSIRAC, Australia’s first computer, is on display right here at Scienceworks! Come by at the designated time slots to listen to a staff member tell you all about this amazing piece of history and technology. Ask all the questions you like – if you’re lucky, you might even get to hear the special CSIRAC song and meet a couple of other robot friends!

Robot Zoo *Meep-morp*

Subject to staff availability | Free with general entry 


Ah, did you hear that? Could it be the sound of the robot zoo? If you’re lucky, you might pass by the robot zoo at just the right time to see a range of different robots from our collection come to life in their natural habitat – the STEM lab!

Lightning Room

Daily | 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm | Surcharged

Lights, Energy, Action! Explore all things energy through three rounds of electrifying demonstrations, with this very special lightning room game show!
Book your session


Daily | Surcharged

11am: Tycho to the Moon
12pm & 1pm: Solar System Odyssey
2pm: Moonbase ONE
3pm: Starlight

Sit back, relax, and go on the journey of your choice under our our epic 16m domed ceiling, 7.1 surround sound system and mind-blowing full-dome video projection system. With four different shows daily, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Book your session

Maze and Labyrinth

Arena | Free with general entry

Can you conquer the giant grass maze on the Scienceworks arena? You’ll have to decide between twists and turns as you navigate your pathway to the exit, escaping the dead ends along the way!

Rainbow Hunt

Arena | Free with general entry

Gather your wits about you and go on a hunt for all the colours of the rainbow! We’ve hidden clues throughout the Scienceworks arena for you to explore and collect. Can you discover all of them, and find the secret code to unlock the box of secret treasure? 


  • Saturday, 03 April 2021 | 10:00 AM - Sunday, 18 April 2021 | 04:30 PM


Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC, Spotswood 3015  View Map

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