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Have an Unbe-leaf-able Autumn School Holiday At Scienceworks!

Scienceworks has prepared an Autumn School Holiday program so unbe-leaf-ably good you’ll find yourself wishing it never ends!

This year they’re exploring Earth’s most precious resource, water! And to celebrate this mysterious resource’s importance in our lives they’ve lined up live, interactive shows, a curious scavenger hunt and plenty of other fun-tastic activities!

Let's get into it!


Scienceworks AUTUMN School Holiday Program

1. Tricky Sticky Water!

See splishy splashy demonstrations at the Tricky Sticky Water! Activity is available every day at the Scienceworks Amphitheatre from 11:30am and 1:30pm. The activity will explore water’s weird and wonderful properties and also explain the importance of looking after this precious resource.

Book your spot at Tricky Sticky Water! | 11:30 am and 1:30 pm Daily


2. The Water Hunt

From 10am to 4:30pm daily you can join in on The Water Hunt – an exciting scavenger hunt throughout Scienceworks where kids will get to use the hidden clues to explore and uncover Wanda the Water Droplet. 

The best part is that the winners get a prize!

Book your spot at The Water Hunt! | 10 am-4:30 pm Daily


3. Planetarium shows

Enjoy one of these daily ‘out of this world’ shows at the Planetarium!

  1. 11am and 12pm – Tycho Goes to Mars
  2. 1pm – Solar System Odyssey
  3. 2pm – Ticket to the Universe
  4. 3pm – Black Holes

Book your spot at Tycho Goes to Mars, Solar System Odyssey, Ticket to the Universe, or Black Holes | Daily


4. Lightning Room shows

Enjoy a game show like experience with three rounds of electrifying demonstrations! If you get to complete all rounds, you might even get the chance to see the giant Tesla Coil which is able to generate more than two million volts of electricity!

Note that because this experience is full of awesome sparks and loud noises, the Lightning Room is only recommended for kids ages five years and up.

Book your spot at the Lightning Room | 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Daily

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5. Australia in Space: Designing our future

In collaboration with the Australian Space Agency, Australia in Space: Designing our future features talks and a showcase of new space technologies that will eventually help improve our lives on Earth and also contribute to future space missions.

This experience is included with each ticket entry and happens every day at 11:15am and 2:15pm.

Book your ticket to Scienceworks | Spot talks 11:15am, 2:15pm


6. Pumping Station tours

This guided tour will take you through the old Pumping Station as you see the straining wells and listen to stories of old Melbourne, Victorian engineering feats and fascinating things about sewerage.

Pumping Station Tours are available every day and run for thirty minutes. However, do note that the tours are sometimes closed for private events so it would be best to check Scienework’s What’s On Page first to see if tours are running.

Book your ticket to Pumping Station tours | 11:30am, 1:30pm

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Check out the Scienceworks' must-do permanent exhibitions including Ground Up and Beyond Perception

Eat and drink at Grazeland next door

Click here for more things to do in Melbourne this Autumn

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This sponsored post has been published in collaboration with Museums Victoria. It also contains affiliate links. If you order using the links there is no extra cost to you and I earn a small commission that helps me to provide valuable and useful information for you! Thanks in advance – Joyce

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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