Visitors out the front of Scienceworks
Hair raising experience in The Lightning Room
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium.
Nitty Gritty Super City
Nitty Gritty Super City
Think Ahead - Design your own vehicle
Think Ahead - VicRoads Traffic Management Interactive
Think Ahead - Design your own city


Address: 2 Booker Street, Spotswood, Victoria 3015

Phone: 03 9392 4800  |  Fax: 03 9391 0100  


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With such a stunning range of themed exhibitions and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks is sure to enthral and entertain the kids for hours. Experience live demonstrations, informative tours and plenty of hands-on activities.

The Melbourne Planetarium uses some of the most stunning images of outer space ever shown together with awesome special effects. A planetarium show will take you to the stars and beyond while you recline in comfortable seats. Additional charges apply.

The Lightning Room is a truly en-lightning experience. Find out how lightning is formed? What happens when it strikes? Discover this and more in a live 30 minute show that is informative, entertaining and most of all, electrifying. Additional charges apply.

Sportsworks features over 20 hands-on and body-in experiences and provides the ultimate sporting
challenge. Discover your body's talents and sporting profile, be a wheelchair athlete, a soccer goalie or an extreme snowboarder.

Nitty Gritty Super City was built especially for three to eight year olds, Nitty Gritty Super City is a kid's own city to explore. Children can create in the construction zone, visit the exhibition cafe, steer a ship, explore a recycling factory and much more.

Imagine tomorrow today in Think Ahead. This latest exhibition blends innovative technology with hands-on experiences. Design your own 3D future city with vertical gardens and flying car factories. Step inside an immersive space craft experience and upgrade your body using cybernetics.

For more information please contact Scienceworks or view their website.

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Child Surcharge

Surcharge per option, for Planetarium and Lightning Room


Adult Surcharge

Surcharge per option for Planetarium and Lightning Room



General entry


Cancellation and booking policy

To avoid disappointment, pre-purchasing of tickets is strongly recommended, especially during peak periods such as public holidays and school holidays. Pre-purchase tickets online or call. Gift vouchers available.

Local directions

Getting here is easy. Melway reference 56 B1. There is free parking. Train via the Werribee line, getting off at the Spotswood station and allow for a 10 minute walk.


  • BBQ facilities
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Interactive centre
  • Picnic area
  • Public telephone
  • Shaded area
  • Shop


  • Astronomy
  • Lessons/tutorials

Opening hours

10:00am -4:30pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.


  • Cultural Tourism Industry Group
  • Museums Australia
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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