Be a scientist

Play and investigate your way through SparkLab, using lots of the same skills that scientists, engineers and mathematicians use in their everyday.

Explore your curiosity as you play with the exhibits.
Ask questions, test out your ideas and make observations of what is happening.
Design, build and make using your imagination.
Share your thinking with others and build on new ideas and questions.

You’ll have the following three zones to explore and you can start anywhere.

Our world and how it works.

Wonder at the changing world around us and investigate how matter moves, behaves and changes.
Explore Earth’s place in the wider universe and how this impacts our world and daily lives.

How do we perceive our world? Do we all perceive it the same way?

Play with light and sound as you question, test and discover how we all see and hear the world differently. Compare your perception in relation to other people and animals.

How can we change our world? What does this change do?

Explore forces, energy and structures, and use your imagination to design and build to find solutions to challenges. Make a change and see the impact.

There are two program spaces that you can choose to engage with.

Maker Space

Imagine and design solutions to challenges in the Maker Space.
9:40 am - 5:00 pm

Science Bar

Get up close to live science experiments and demonstrations at the Science Bar.
9:45 am, 10:45 am, 11:45 am, 12:45 am, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:45 pm.

Exhibition Guide

Want more? Download the guide for more details.

SparkLab contains exhibits that have high voltage causing a strong electromagnetic field, and flashing lights that may affect some medical conditions.