Posted on 30. Jul, 2010 in Victoria

Thirty-one days of events, exhibitions, activities and performances designed to celebrate the wonders of science and inspire curious minds of all ages has been launched today.

Opening Super Science Month at Scienceworks on behalf of Minister for the Arts Peter Batchelor, Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan said the special August program provided something for everyone.

Super Science Month will bring together a series of innovative programs that help visitors learn more about the science that is part of our everyday lives, and how it helps us as a society to achieve amazing things,” Mr Noonan said.

Mr Noonan said the inaugural Super Science Month program would bring together a range of popular activities.

“The month will include activities such as Discover the Night Sky evenings each Thursday night at the Melbourne Planetarium and a Machines in Action Day which will showcase steam-powered machines from the steam train to heritage vehicles and Australian-made machinery,” he said.

“Super Science Month also sees the launch of Scienceworks’ latest interactive exhibition Humanoid Discovery which explores the fascinating science of the human body, from breathing and digestion, to the inner workings of the brain.

“If you are still wanting more, there are also wonderful education programs such as the Aurecon Bridge Building competition where budding engineers from years eight and nine will test the strength of their inventions.

“The Victorian leg of the Robocup Junior Australia competition, where students will take their homemade robots through a series of challenges including robot soccer and dancing will also be held in August.”

Mr Batchelor said Super Science Month would showcase the fantastic and diverse work that Scienceworks brings to Victoria all year round.

“Giving children and families a chance to experience science in a fun, interactive and informal way is what Scienceworks does on a daily basis,” Mr Batchelor said.

“In the last financial year a record 530,000 people visited Scienceworks which shows the important role our science museum plays in education and family entertainment.”

Super Science Month runs throughout August, while Humanoid Discovery will remain open until 14 March, 2011. For more information, visit www.museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks. Adult tickets to Scienceworks are $8 while entry for children and concession care holders is free.

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