Please Note:

Museums Victoria will temporarily close all public sites, including Scienceworks, as of Monday 16 March. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we will not announce a reopening date at this time but will be providing regular updates on our website.


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

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

Like its visitors, the team at Scienceworks are always asking questions. How does it work? Why does it do that? How is our world changing? Join them on an expedition to understand the mysteries of the universe and our everyday lives.

Content: Museums Victoria
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Please see website for further information.

$0.00 - $15.00
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • BBQ facilities
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interactive centre
  • Picnic area
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • Museums Australia
  • Museums Australia
2 Booker Street, Spotswood, Victoria, 3015

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