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HOT: Test Lab, Lego Robotics Workshop And Scienceworks School Holidays Program, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood

HOT: Test Lab, Lego Robotics Workshop and Scienceworks School Holidays Program, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood

Scienceworks have an amazing temporary pop up space called Test Lab inviting families to explore everything about robots!

Test Lab Scienceworks

Test Lab is a maker space for children and is included in general museum entry. You can drop in for general tinkering in the Shed which has open constructive play using a variety of kid-friendly materials, be inspired by what others have created in the Studio (both professional and amateur) and participate in paid workshops in the Workshop.

At first I didn’t think Test Lab would be suitable for Lady AB (6yo) but I was wrong – we spent about 30 minutes testing and experimenting our peg board ball run creation, with a big cheer every time we corrected a mistake and the ball rolled the way we meant it to. The only thing is that with younger kids more active adult involvement is required.

Test Lab Scienceworks

There are other stations to explore too – I spotted magnetic poles and some shiny square panels but couldn’t drag Lady AB away from the peg board. Everyone young and old is encouraged to experiment and I saw a lot of adults getting really into it too! Test Lab is exactly the sort of hands-on STEM learning I love to encourage so I really wish that it was a permanent fixture at Scienceworks.

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

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

This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. I wish a robot could drive my car on long boring trips and I’d happily snooze just like the kids do… wouldn’t that be perfect ?

  2. I REALLY WANT TO SHOW MY KID HOW DOES ROBOT FUNCTION AS HE IS ALWYAS ASKING ME ON ROBOT CURIOUSLY…..

    I WISH MY LUCK WILL WORK THIS TIME….

  3. I would love a robot to be able to clean Miss Ten’s room … enabling the perfect balance for play and clear floor space so no figurines or Lego are stepped on!

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