Rainbows of hope at Scienceworks

Scienceworks general manager Jonathan Shearer. (Joe Mastroianni) 220504_03

Goya Dmytryshchak

Scienceworks reopened this week with a rainbow theme to mark the end of a cloudy period.

The Spotswood education and tourism drawcard had operated virtually during months of the second lockdown and now people can see the real thing.

It’s a pot of gold with new summer programs as COVID restrictions ease.

General manager Jonathan Shearer said the venue wanted to showcase the “sharing of rainbows“ that was seen across Melbourne during the first lockdown.

“We want to welcome Melbourne back to the awesome experience Scienceworks can offer but we also want to make sure that people are aware that we are taking hygiene super seriously and being super safe with it,“ he said.

“We’re keeping our rainbow theme, that we’ve been running with throughout lockdown, to try to bring back a bit of hope.

“You’ll find things like our rainbow scavenger hunt, rainbows dotted throughout the exhibition; we’ve even painted the amphitheatre to be a giant rainbow.

“Most of the things that people love will still be here for the exhibitions and programs and planetarium shows.“

One of the highlights that will literally blow kids away is the Air Playground, with giant fans, an ’aircade’ and aerodynamics demonstrated by designing paper planes.

Capacity is limited to 20 people per space or exhibition, with a total of 120 people allowed onsite.

Online bookings are required via museumsvictoria.com.au.