Scienceworks Newport


Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together

Join in the festivities and be one of the first to discover Scienceworks’ brand new exhibition, Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together, specially designed for babies to five-year-olds.

Little Kids’ Day in on Monday 4 December will be a fun day especially for kids aged 5 and under, their parents and carers.

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The Mudcakes Live!
1.15am & 12.30pm

Calling all tiny tots, kindie kids, yummy mummies, delicious daddyos, groovy grandparents and all music-loving folk! Come to swing your hips, howl and growl, catch a flying monkey, bang a bongo and even jump onstage to join the awesome 4-piece band, The Mudcakes, in this rollicking 30-minute performance.

STEM Storytime
10.30am & 1.30pm

Join in our 20-minute story-telling sessions, filled with stories, songs and demonstrations that celebrate all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths!

Storytelling under the Stars
11am, 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm

Learn about Indigenous Australian constellations and star stories in these 15-minute sessions exploring the night sky in the planetarium.

Tickets free, available on entry at Admissions until sold out.

The Blast Off Show
12 pm

3… 2… 1… Blast-off! See all sorts of different rockets shoot up into the air and discover how they work in this 10-minute live show.

Bug Bots

Try your hand at sequencing and programming our insect coding toys in this drop-in session. Can you make them avoid obstacles, do zig-zags and go through tunnels?

Activities: 10am–2pm

Mini Tinkerers

Be inspired to explore, test ideas, and get engineering skills into gear in this pop-up space: both a quiet retreat to relax and read and an active space for young engineers to build, create and play, with blocks, ball runs, gears and gadgets.

Federation Handbells

Get musical with the beautiful Federation Handbells! Create sounds or play a tune using the bells.

Bub Hub

Bub Hub is a space reserved for the littlest of little kids to enjoy some sensory exploration and play.

Games for Gigglers

Get active with toys and games outside on the Arena! Weather permitting.


Tycho to the Moon
1pm & 1.30pm

Blast off into space with Tycho, Ruby and Michael.


Join Margaret as she takes you on an out-of-this-world journey to uncover the mysteries of the stars.

Lightning Room

Bolt from the Blue

From blue jets to red sprites, anvil lightning to St Elmo’s Fire, explore the remarkable properties and mysteries of lightning.


Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together
All Day

A brand new permanent exhibition for babies to five-year-olds where curiosity will be rewarded around each bend with surprising and intriguing sights, sounds and touch sensations. Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together will immerse young children in an imaginative world of sensory discovery and construction-play that will ignite their lifelong engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Encourage your little learner to think big and nurture their curiosity to set them up with a foundation for future learning.

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