About Us

Here at TwistED Science we thrive on curiosity, how things come to be, how they work, move and feel! Through interaction with our exhibits, shows and workshops you can explore the all the fun of science through play. We invite you to create, wonder and discover.

Letter from the Founder – Kathy Stubberfield

8th May 2020

My passion for science began from a very early age. Living in the bush, nature was my playground. After secondary school, I continued to feed my passion for science through the study of a Bachelor of Applied Science. Regional Victoria became my home and, together with my husband, we raised 4 children in Echuca.

With my background in science and 4 young kids to look after, I realised how much I loved teaching kids about science. Once my kids started to leave the nest, I ventured back in to the workforce as a lab technician at a secondary school.

Life as a lab technician was fantastic, it was so hands-on. It was my job to test all the equipment, set it up for experiments, and help the kids with their pracs. To me that was always the best part of science. That was the part everyone enjoyed the most! Doing the hands-on experiments!

While working as a lab tech, I met Robyn and Lana who became my future business partners. Together we decided to bring our passion for hands-on science to primary schools and started The Scientwists (the original name of TwistED Science). The Scientwists was born in 2006!

Lana soon moved on to different projects. Robyn semi-retired in 2015 but is still working at TwistED Science part-time and continues to be my confidant and friend.

In 2015 I decided to take the big step and open a science centre in Echuca called TwistED. In 2016 The Scientwists was renamed TwistED Science.

The TwistED centre was the culmination of everything I had learnt in science education. It was to be super hands-on and simple. Everyone should be able to play with every exhibit at TwistED. Instructions should not be needed and it should be fun, above all else.

I would like to thank the countless people who have helped me get this far in the TwistED Science journey.

After the success of TwistED in Echuca, I am excited to be developing a new centre in Melbourne. Taking the best of what I have learnt in Echuca and expanding my little company is an adventure I am looking forward to. I am also looking forward to spending more time with my son, Ben, as we team up to take TwistED Science to the next level.

 

Kathy Stubberfield

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WHAT is TWISTED

Here at TwistED Science we thrive on curiosity, how things come to be, how they work, move and feel! Through interaction with our exhibits you can explore all the fun of science through play.

 Our exhibits invite interaction with friendly materials, colour, design and space. 

The emphasis is on fun! They ensure every person of every age, ability and culture can be included.

 We love science and our passion has brought you the best of all we know in one space for you to explore and share. This is a place for query, wonder, action and contemplation.

 We are very proud of what we have built for you. Come and visit, we would love to show you around!

Our History

TwistED Science began life as “The Scientwists” in 2006. At the beginning it was only travelling workshops. Operating from Echuca, Victoria; The Scientwists was a way to bring hands-on science to country schools that didn’t have science programs.

We began travelling science parties in 2009. Due to popularity of our science parties we opened a Melbourne branch in 2010.

From 2010 to 2014 we were travelling only. We opened our regional science centre, TwistED, in 2015.

We changed our name from The Scientwists to TwistED Science in 2016.

Planning for Moorabbin began in 2019 and we opened the doors at the end of 2020.

Imagination is more important than knowledge!

How we are different

Here at TwistED Science we thrive on curiosity, how things come to be, how they work, move and feel! Through interaction with our exhibits you can explore all the fun of science through play. We invite you to create and wonder!

Our exhibits are deliberately designed not to intimidate or confuse. They invite interaction with friendly materials, colour, and space, with an emphasis on fun and ensure every person of every age, ability and culture can be included.

We love science and our passion has brought you the best of all we know in one place for you to explore and share.

This is a place for query, wonder, action and contemplation.

The time to try and see, is now!

Please enjoy

The team from TwistED Science

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Imagination is more important than knowledge!

How we are different

Here at TwistED Science we thrive on curiosity, how things come to be, how they work, move and feel! Through interaction with our exhibits you can explore all the fun of science through play. We invite you to create and wonder!

Our exhibits are deliberately designed not to intimidate or confuse. They invite interaction with friendly materials, colour, and space, with an emphasis on fun and ensure every person of every age, ability and culture can be included.

We love science and our passion has brought you the best of all we know in one place for you to explore and share.

This is a place for query, wonder, action and contemplation.

The time to try and see, is now!

Please enjoy

The team from TwistED Science

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Mission Statement and Values

Our Mission: To inspire curiosity, creativity and scientific literacy

Our Values: 

  1. We believe in science and the positive impact it has on the world
  2. We believe in the power of the scientific method in innovation and creativity
  3. We believe in inspiring people to want to learn by being fun, exciting and hands-on
  4. We believe in the highest level of personalised service