Twisted Science

At TwistED Science we thrive on curiosity, how things work, how they move and feel. Through interaction with our all-ages science centres, hands-on parties, and curriculum-based workshops, everyone can explore all the fun of science through play.

Visit us in Echuca or Moorabbin.

Choose your experience:

 Visit Us

Visit our award-winning, science-based playzones, jam-packed with interactive play stations for all ages. Build a flying machine, eat some bugs, try an AR sandbox and experience a new way to play.

Science Parties

We are the science party experts and have heaps of options to choose from. Book a party in one of our centres or one at your place, we have something AMAZING just for you!

Schools and education

We LOVE education and we have designed special packages for schools, kinders and home-school groups. Ask us about our curriculum-based workshops.

Events

Did you know that you can book out an entire TwistED Science centre?! You can also ask us to come and do science workshops and shows at your fete, holiday program, festival or event.

TwistED Science is Designed for everyone

Every part of TwistED Science is designed to be easily accessible and avoid intimidation. Our centres invite interaction with friendly materials, colour, and space, with a giant emphasis on fun! We have a no-instructions policy which encourages visitors to be brave and try things out and we limit our use of words to help include visitors of every age, ability and culture.

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FAQs

TwistED Science is a science communication and education company that builds and runs science centres, delivers curriculum based hands-on workshops, hosts science parties, and presents science shows and activity stations at large events. We aim to share our love of STEAM with the world while showing kids how much fun it can be!

TwistED Science centres are all ages, super hands-on science museums. Designed for families and schools to play and learn STEM together. We have designed TwistED centres to be super fun for everyone, ages 0 - 105, and we love seeing grandparents having just as much fun playing and learning with their grandkids.

Everything is extremely hands-on at TwistED and we have taken everything out of the box so you can really touch, move, build and play with all of our stations. There aren't many screens or much to read because TwistED Science is all about learning, and having fun, by doing!

Our founder, Kathy Stubberfield, started TwistED Science as a way to share her passion for science with schools in Northern Victoria and Southern NSW. Soon after, TwistED Science (then called The Scientwists) started delivering science parties and eventually opened it's first Science Centre in Kathy's hometown, Echuca, Victoria. Kathy still runs TwistED Science and is tireless in her enthusiasm for igniting curiosity and excitement in STEAM.

Yes absolutely! We have discounted pricing for schools, kinders and homeschool groups and we have curriculum based, hands-on workshops and shows to help you tick off the trickier parts of your curriculum. Our workshops are primarily based around the primary curriculum but we also have some for pre-school groups and high schools so please ask us! Please take a look at our education pages for more information.

Yes absolutely! We have been doing science parties for over a decade and we have many different options including parties at our science centres and travelling parties at your place. Please check our party pages for more details.

Many people think of TwistED Science centres and activities as "for kids" and while we do focus primarily on primary school aged kids and their families, we pride ourselves on delivering something for all ages, from 0 - 105. We love it when adult groups come in without any kids and it's always amazing to see grandparents having just as much fun as their grandchildren. Our workshops and shows often delight adults just as much as kids (I mean who doesn't like explosions) and many mums and dads have spent hours building the perfect paper flying machine or rocket while the kids are off doing something else.

TwistED Science is really for anyone who is curious, creative and playful and while kids are probably a little better at playing than adults these days, we should remember Albert Einstein's quote, "Play is the highest form of research".

TwistED Science centres aren't really science museums because science museums are usually government funded and have an emphasis on reading and listening. In contrast, every station at a Twisted Science centre is designed to be touched, moved and played with. Our no-instructions policy (yes I know we do have a few helpful hints around the place) keeps words to a minimum and brings down barriers so visitors of all cultures, abilities and backgrounds can be included. TwistED Science is a place to experiment, explore, try things out and play!

We LOVE playing at TwistED Science and we believe playing is a vital part of creativity, inspiration and even the scientific method. We don't describe ourselves as a "playcentre" because when most people think of playcentres they think of indoor playgrounds that are only really suitable for pre-school aged kids. These traditional playcentres are designed for parents to sit and have a coffee while their children play and aren't designed for adults to join in. This is the complete opposite of TwistED Science centres. Everything at TwistED is designed to be just as engaging for adults as it is for kids. It is deisgned for families to play together. We even have adult groups and corporate groups coming in without kids. So while we love playing and we are defintely a centre where visitors are invited to play with awesome science stuff, we don't call ourselves a "playcentre".

TwistED Science is a private company and does not receive extra government funding. All of our amazing staff and fascinating exhibits are paid for with revenue from ticket and event sales so thank you very much for supporting us!

While the two sites share some exhibits, there are quite a lot of differences between Echuca and Moorabbin. Echuca has the augmented reality climbing wall and the bee hive while Moorabbin has the bubble room and the rocket launcher. Moorabbin is bigger but Echuca is the much loved original TwistED Science. If you've only been to one and you have a chance to visit the other you should see the differences and similarities for yourself!