18 December 2015
An incredible 500,000 visitors visited Scienceworks during 2015, to experience a packed program of exhibitions and events.
They explored everything from the depth of the oceans, to the world of dinosaurs and the possibilities of future technologies.
Popular with all ages, the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks presented cutting edge shows Starlight and Blackholes – Journey into the Unknown, created by the talented in-house production team.
The Scienceworks team is now gearing up to welcome visitors over the school holidays.
A taste of what's on offer includes Blown Away, a show which demonstrates the amazing effects created by experimenting with air pressure, Virtually Real which allows children to explore other worlds using just a smart phone and a cardboard box and Alice's Wonderland, an interactive exhibit based on Lewis Carroll's classic. These exhibitions feature alongside a range of special programs and school holiday activities and the permanent exhibits including the lighting room and Sportsworks.
Now 23 years old, Scienceworks plays an important role in encouraging children to both explore and interact with science. This love of science in turn encourages young people to consider future career options in the fields of STEM (science, engineering, maths and technology).