Well, silly old me. Having lived in such close proximity to Melbourne's Scienceworks for quite a while, who knows why I've never visited before? I suppose with left hip being just 3, and right hip being 1, I always thought that my little hips were a bit too young, however, just going to use the fabulous playground facilities outside is well worth the very reasonable entry fee.
Scienceworks has a fabulous section called Nitty Gritty Super City, aimed at 3 to 8 year olds. Its an interactive fun exhibition where the little hips are encouraged to push buttons, pull ropes, build bridges, and even serve each other in a mini cafe. Little Miss 1 year old adored the cafe, whereas Mr 3 loved the city of Melbourne built entirely of lego.
After exploring the Sportsworks section where you can race against Cathy Freeman, and the Houseworks section, where you can find out what goes on behind the day to day appliances at home, our little hips needed some playtime, and where better than the fabulous playgrounds and oval outside. There are 3 or 4 different play areas to amuse all ages, a very reasonable and newly refurbished cafe, an amphitheatre where if nothing on is a great place to have a picnic, and and BBQ and picnic areas.
We will definitely be back, and may even consider getting a family pass which entitles you to entry to the Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum too. There are many other exhibitions on at Scienceworks and also the Planetarium, plus a school holiday program to keep your little hips amused. I highly recommend it to all hips, young and not so young...