Local nameScienceworks
LocationSpotswood, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Scienceworks is a science museum in Melbourne, Australia. It is a venue of Museums Victoria which administers the cultural and scientific collections of the State of Victoria. It is located in the suburb of Spotswood.

Opened on 28 March 1992, Scienceworks is housed in a purpose-built building "styled along industrial lines" near the historic Spotswood Pumping Station, constructed in 1897, whose steam engines form an associated exhibit.Displays and activities offered by the museum include hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and tours. The "lightning room" is a 120-seat auditorium that presents demonstrations about electricity, featuring a giant Tesla Coil, capable of generating two million volts of electricity, producing three metre lightning bolts. Melbourne Planetarium is housed on site.

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Opening hours

Open daily: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Good Friday, Christmas Day: closed


Scienceworks only:
Adult: AUD 14
Child (3-16): free
Student, senior: free

Optional Extras:
Planetarium Show:
Adult: AUD 6
Child (3-16): AUD 6
Student, senior: AUD 6

Lightning Room Show
Adult: AUD 6
Child (3-16): AUD 6
Student, senior: AUD 6

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +61 3 8341 7777

Address 2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC 3015, Australia

Coordinates -37°49'53.65" N 144°53'38.061" E

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