national science week 2021

Join us to celebrate National Science Week 2021 with our engaging workshop; ‘Food for Thought’ exploring one of the biggest sustainable food trends; edible insects!

Learn all about insects as a food source and how to farm your own.

Our workshops are designed around the National Science Week theme ‘Food: Different By Design’ and curated to align with the Victorian Curriculum.

*workshop booking form below


Call us on 1300 984 823 for more information on how to get your school involved!

Workshops in Science Week - Melbourne

National Science Week Slide Cancelled

Food for thought

Duration 60mins

Join us in Moorabbin to take a surprising look at living in your own food chain. Discover the different life cycle forms of mealworms and how they can turn your vegetable scraps into protein.

Our mini mealworm farms give you an amazing insight into an entire real-life cycle BUT this doesn't need to be the end of this story.

Imagine snacking on the insects you farm and using their waste as fertilizer for the vegetables you grow. This is a fun filled and thought provoking workshop suitable for all ages.


Twisted Science, 22- 36 Bulli Street, Moorabbin


Saturday 14 Aug 2021: 9.00-10.00am 

Saturday 21 Aug 2021: 1.30pm-2.30pm


$10 per head

amazing extra playzone experience

OzGrav - Black Hole Sunday (postponed due to covid restrictions)

additional activity during playzone session

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are coming to TwistED! Ever wanted to ask a scientist about black holes or gravitational waves? Now you can!

On top of that the OzGrav team are setting up a bunch of amazing exhibits. You can experience the fun of gaming in the solar system and get to ask any questions you like from the black hole hunters themselves.

Put on a VR headset and take a virtual tour around the solar system, then discover old stars and gravitational waves.

Grab a virtual planet and see if you can throw it into orbit around a black hole as you learn about gravity’s pull.

See lasers and find out how they are set up to detect gravitational waves (tiny ripples in space and time).


Twisted Science, 22- 36 Bulli Street, Moorabbin




Free with TwistED Playzone ticket


SciVR - Science in Virtual Reality

Duration 60mins

TwistED Science is hosting another great SciVR Session - join us to explore a Virtual Universe for Australians everywhere.
SciVR will take you on a hunt out to Mars and then into the universe, tracking explosive events as they occur with Alan Duffy and Rebecca Allen with live Q&A. Alan and Rebecca will be accepting questions via Twitter using the hashtag #AskSciVR and answer them during the live event.
Pick up your mini-VR headset from your closest TwistED Science Centre Echuca or Moorabbin to participate in the event from the comfort of your home. Bring your smartphone and we'll give you your own mini VR headset - the Universe is waiting to be discovered!  
If you are from Regional Victoria, head over to Twisted Science which will transform into a virtual reality explorium for the full immersive experience.
Join us online to watch and listen to the livestream by simply installing the free app on your phone. (Search for the SciVR app in App Store or Google Play).
To book in the SCiVR session or some hands-on science play at the TwistED Echuca Playzone, visit our bookings page and select the 21 August session. Entry to the SCiVR session (including your mini VR headset!) is free if you've booked in to the TwistED Science Playzone anytime during National Science Week (14-22 August).
*Due to a strictly limited capacity every participant within the workshop space is required to have made a prior booking. 
National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society. This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.


Online - Twisted Science Moorabbin (22- 36 Bulli Street, Moorabbin)  

Online/ In Person - Twisted Science Echuca (2, Radcliffe Street, Echuca)


Saturday 21 Aug 2021: 11.00am-12.00pm


Free with TwistED Playzone Ticket

With a limited capacity at each workshop every participant within the workshop space is required to have made a prior booking

Get in touch with us on 1300 98 48 23 for more information on tailored workshops for your group or school.

Register your interest for one of our Science Week sessions in Melbourne below