Holding its own within Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne’s Scienceworks Museum is a top kid-friendly attraction offering hands-on science and technology activities, live demonstrations, cosmic adventures, electrifying displays, and historical exhibitions.
Highlights include the Melbourne Planetarium, with its domed ceiling and high-definition video of deep space, plus the museum's guided tours, dynamic shows, and temporary science and technology exhibitions.
Scienceworks Museum has an onsite café, as well as a barbecue area, covered seating, and a playground, making it especially easy for groups and picnics.
The museum is located at 2 Booker Street in Spotswood, by the Yarra River. There is free parking at the museum, but get there early, as the lot often fills before the museum opens. Trains on the Williamstown line can get you from the city to Spotswood Station in just 10 minutes.