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Scienceworks (Spotswood)

'Get a Grasp of Science & Technology' at Scienceworks. Push it, pull it, spin it, bang it. Through hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, tours, activities and shows, you'll find science has never been quite this much fun. You can have fun exploring the mysteries of science and technology. It's a great value day out for curious minds and active bodies.

Lots of exhibitions, shows and exhibitions. Current activities

Birthday Parties
White Card Food and Events offer a party catering service to children from 4 to 13 years old. We can accommodate a maximum of 25 children in the party room.
Party Details and Costs

Transport Options include:
  • Public transport via train (Werribee and Williamstown Lines) to Spotswood; allow for a 10 minute walk.
  • Ferry available daily from Southbank. Contact Williamstown Ferries on (03) 9682 9555.
  • Free limited onsite parking is available.

Opening Hours:

Open daily 10am – 4:30pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Opening Hours:

Opening Hours


Admission Costs
Additional charges may apply for temporary exhibitions
The Melbourne Planetarium and Lightning Room shows each incur an additional charge.
For a discount using Small Ideas click here:


This is a real family favourite. It is easy to get to and there is something for all ages. It is the type of place where you could spend all day or just a few hours and repeat visits are just as enjoyable. It is excellent family value with adult entry price being very reasonable and kids getting in for free. There is an extra cost for adults and children if you want to go to the Planetarium or the Lightning Show Room.

There is an outside amphitheatre with a roof which has live shows. They even provide foam pads to sit on and the coffee and cakes stall is next door. That's service! The show ended with a boom when a hydrogen filled balloon blew up. In the yard area out the back there is a playground with a large boat with tables and seats under lovely shady trees next to the playground. There is also a giant sundial (in case you forgot your watch), two large curved dishes which enable you to hear someone whispering about 100m away (almost as good as the hearing of my wife when I try and sneak away without finishing my jobs) and another play area with wooden train, climbing frames, tables, seats and free BBQs.

You can explore the Spotswood Pumping Station which was the hub of Melbourne's sewerage system from 1897 to 1965 (thankfully it only smells of oil and not sewerage) or take a Pumping Station tour. The Station has a Mad Muck exhibition with plenty of hands-on activities about caring for the water systems around the Bay. Inside the main building, there is a huge area (two levels) of exhibits with lots of hands-on opportunities. There are even some seats for exhausted parents to collapse on. Exhibitions included Toys (temporary exhibition), Science in the House and Sport where Dad strained a hammie trying to beat Cathy Freeman over the 10m dash. Upstairs is the Nitty Gritty Super City exhibition especially for 3-8 year olds.


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2 Booker St,  Spotswood 3015, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 9392 4800
Map: 56 Ref: B1

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  Reader Feedback  

Frances Murdoch       Posted:    8:49 AM December 12, 2016

Last school holidays l visited my family In Melbourne and usually take the grandchildren on an outing and found it all very interesting and educational. However, l was mortified to find men entering the ladies toilets while us ladies and young girls were using the Ladiea room . I do. It know who was more embarrassed, the males or females. I gather that a mistake was made and the unisex symbol was made for the disabled toilet. Please make you signage a little clearer as some teenager girls were clearly upset. I go to Melbourne often and definitely will not take my granddaughters there (6-10 Years old) until I know the situation has been resolved. I am an adult and l was totally embarrassed. Do something if you expect my family and friends to return and there are a lot of us. Other than this matter we all had a wonderful time. And a great day-well done all

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