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by Karen the Wordier (subscribe)
I am a world traveller who likes to learn new places and faces, wander with my man wherever the wind blows, and bring my three young adventurers along for the ride. I also love a good coffee.
Published November 25th 2012
[ADVERT]I think my kids would move to Melbourne and move into the Scienceworks Museum if they were allowed to. It's an educational dream for us moms with heaps of exhibits that capture imagination and hold attention long enough to -insert long, contented sigh- learn.

The upper story of the museum called the Nitty Gritty Super City is a young kid's wonderland. This is a lego model of the city of Melbourne, complete with a guide to the city's prominent features. This is a most fun way to learn about this lovely city.


During rush hours, kids stream from one end of the ramp to the other hauling and building, and that's only one exhibit out of the two solid floors of what my son calls 'epic awesomeness.'

Downstairs, there's an exhibit series on light with a focus on laser technology. Also, a really huge house stands to the right where small patrons learn about the inner mechanical workings of household appliances, study microscopic organisms, learn about conservation, and lots more.

Further inside, there's an interactive sports area where the kids spent healthy hours rock climbing and racing against Olympic stars. True confession, so did I! In my defense, there were lots of other mums and some dads leading by example, I like to call it.

We enjoyed a great show in the Lightening Room, though it's fairly loud at the end, so not good for kids with sound sensitivity. We saw Tilt in the Planetarium also, which really appealed to its target audience. The shows in these two places are all available for modest extra charges.

It opens at 10am and closes at 4:30pm. $10 per adult and free admission for kids every day. We're been here at least five times in the last two months, and I'm betting we'll be back again.Your text goes here
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Why? It's educational fun at its best
When: Open daily 10am 4:30pm
Where: 2 Booker Street, Spotswood
Cost: $10 adults, children free
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