Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together – a screen-free space where future innovators can develop foundational science, engineering and coding skills – is NOW OPEN.
Upon entry, young children and adults will encounter a space that is entirely screen-free. In a world where more and more ‘technology’ means ‘digital’, this space will allow children to build foundational skills in engineering and coding using simple machines and real materials, rather than devices or touch screens.
They’ll be greeted by a stunning 7m tall Kinetic Sculpture which introduces the concept of working machines.
By testing and tinkering, this is a space with open-ended and instruction-free experiences that encourage the development of problem-solving skills (not rote learning), emphasising that there is no one ‘right’ way of doing something.
Ground Up is divided into three broad age and activity zones, which each develop skills and provide experiences designed for targeted stages of development.
reated to immerse children in an imaginative world of sensory discovery and construction-play and ignite engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Closed Good Friday
and Christmas Day
Included with museum entry
Scienceworks and Melbourne Planetarium
2 Booker St, Spotswood
Hours: Open daily
(closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Phone:13 11 02