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Scienceworks Museum

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Published June 27th 2012
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Scienceworks is in Spotswood, Melbourne Victoria. They have four different spots with activities and educational exhibits. One is the dinosaur exhibition where they had interactive computers for the children to use. One is you have to build a dinosaur out of skulls, feet, and body to make a type of dinosaur.

There were also parts of dinosaurs showing how they make sound. The exhibition consisted of different dinosaurs moving their heads and moving eyes portraying real images, some have eggs that were very interesting. Scienceworks has a shop with different books, toys, activities, stickers, games, t-shirts, and memorabilia for all ages. Scienceworks itself is home to Melbourne's Planetarium, lightning room and pumping station. Science works in Spotswood is one of four of Museum Victoria. The other museums are Melbourne Museum, Immigration museum and Royal Exhibition Building.

Children have lots of fun doing activities like picking up balls with a crane, a ship with a telescope at the back of it. The kids really enjoyed sitting and pretending to beat sea in it. Other activities were carrying a basket down with a rope from a pretend second storey height. Another interesting interactive show was the layout of Melbourne's popular attractions like Victoria Market. Myer Music Bowl, Rialto Towers, where you press a button and the location lit up and showed on the map. The interactive activities were one of the best things I liked about ScienceWorks.

The lunch area was also big enough for a lot of people. I went on a Thursday and there were plenty of tables and chairs in the cafeteria. They sold the normal hot food, sandwiches, cold and hot drinks, and cakes. Outside the cafeteria was a big lawn area, plenty of room to sit on especially on a nice day. They also had benches around, a playground with a Science theme, a wooden train, and an activity playground.

There were plenty of other exhibitions on the same floor, a kitchen with old kitchen materials and different kettles, educational literature like was your hands thoroughly and don't miss the thumb, a microwave, a stove , an old fridge. There was also a bed showing how many bed mites there are in our mattresses and that they eat flaked skins. It was all very scientific and very interesting stuff. It is also very comforting to know all the mess we have behind our beds and couches, another exhibit that is normal to every household.

One of the best Science exhibit was a little pig ornament sitting on a mirror and a mirror of it shows up above its glass case. Scienceworks museum is open from 10am to 4:30 pm daily. One can also get there by train or ferry from Docklands to Williamstown and if going by car there is plenty of car space.

Scienceworks entry fee is $10 per adult, children between the ages of 3-16 is free and anyone with a concession is free.

The Planetarium show, Lightning Room Show cost extra $6 for adults, children are $4.50 and concession holders are $5.
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Why? Family fun @ Scienceworks
Where: 2 Booker Street, Spotswood VIC 3015
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