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A most curious learning adventure
Scienceworks gets curiouser and curiouser with the opening of its new exhibition Alice's Wonderland—A Most Curious Adventure.
Alice's Wonderland is a hands-on exhibition inspired by Lewis Carroll's literary classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It invites children to explore the way they perceive and make sense of the world around them, as their curiosity leads them through the exhibit.
At this exhibit, Alice's bizarre experiences in Wonderland are brought to life through a series of interactive exhibits which introduce a range of math and science concepts to young children in a delightful and playful way.
Mad Tea Party. Photo credit: Philip Smith, Photosmith
It encourages children to delve into important educational concepts in uniquely accessible ways and develop skills such as number recognition, counting and sequencing, matching shapes, understanding simple fractions and telling the time on a clock.
This most curious adventure begins at the stream-side knoll where kids can crawl through a rabbit hole and enter the Hall of Doors, a room filled with optical illusions and scientific puzzles. Visitors can then test and experiment at a Mad Tea Party, learn about geography in Digging to China, understand animation at a Caucus Race and challenge the Queen of Hearts to a game of Crazy Croquet.
The Hall of Doors. Photo credit: Philip Smith, Photosmith
Alice's Wonderland is recommended for children ages 3-8. The exhibit is full of interactive components that encourage parents and carers to play and learn together with their children.
This exhibition will be open daily from 10:00am to 4:30pm until 1 November. Entry is $12 for adults and free for children, concession and MV members.
Bookings are recommended, especially on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. To book, call 131102 or book online .