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Have Fun at Scienceworks
Just because the schools holidays are over it doesn't mean that the fun stops. How long has it been since you visited Scienceworks? February will be a busy month with many activities at Scienceworks, so why not visit? Some of these special events and activities sell out very quickly due to their popularity and limited spaces so you may need to be quick to secure a place.

Scienceworks Little Kids Activities February
Everyone can have fun at Scienceworks

Scienceworks is a place for everyone to have fun and to learn as well. For the very small (children 5 and under) there will be Little Kids' Day In on February 6, 2017 from 10am-2pm. The day will be filled with play-based activities and shows. You can touch real ocean specimens, explore bioluminescence in the Lightning Room, make your own anglerfish mask, and dress up for the Deep Sea Disco.

Children get in free and for parents and carers it's $14. The full program will be announced closer to the date so keep an eye out for it through Facebook.

Scienceworks February Activities lego Robotics
Make your own Lego robot

For older children (6-9) the Lego Robotics Workshop on the 5th and 19th February, 2017, provides an opportunity to learn about building robots of the future.

Find out how robots move, sense their environment and 'think' as you help a pre-built LEGO® Mindstorms® robot overcome different challenges.This intensive workshop is for groups of one child and one adult each with their own robot. Participants will also get a rare opportunity to see how Scienceworks' own humanoid robot, NAO, can be programmed to move and talk.

Workshops run for 1.5 hours and numbers are limited for each session.
Tickets for this event will go on sale on Monday 16 February.This workshop sold out very quickly in January so be quick!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not charged for the workshop – max one adult attending per child. Entry to the museum is required.

Scienceworks February Valentine's Day under the stars activities
Valentine's Day Under the Stars

For romantics at heart and those interested in astronomy come and experience the universe in a very special way on Valentine's Day Under the Stars.

The night includes:
Complimentary wine and cheese on arrival.
Screening of Capturing the Cosmos at the Melbourne Planetarium.
- Live dome presentation of Melbourne's night sky (highlighting ancient love stories from the celestial past).
- Outdoor stargazing through telescopes.*Weather permitting

This event is suitable for ages 18. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

For all current and future activities check out the Scienceworks website.
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When: Little Kids' Day In 6 February, 10am - 4pm Adults $14, concession and kids free; Lego Robotics Workshop 5 & 19 February, 10:15am - 11:45am Children $30 - Tickets on sale next week; Valentine's Day Under the Stars 14 February, 7:30pm for 8pm screening
Phone: 61 3 9392 4819
Where: 2 Booker Street, Spotswood Victoria
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