About the Science Shed

Welcome to The Science Shed

A place where children
can make a mess, be creative and investigate the world around them! Children get the chance to explore and experience real scientific equipment in a safe environment.

Based in Frankston South, The Science Shed aims to share the wonders of science and excitement with kids. The resident scientist has a passion for engaging and educating children of all ages.

Holiday workshops at The Science Shed are designed to inspire creativity whilst learning through discovery.  Alternatively you can have The Science Shed come to you for a party or event.

Book a party or holiday workshop for your child…

Holiday Workshops

All holiday workshops include exciting demonstrations and then plenty of time for your child to get their hands into real science.  Our workshop sizes are limited to ensure maximum experience and participation for each child.

Bookings are essential.


Looking for a party with a difference?  Children love the magic of science as the Scientist shows the audience some fun and engaging tricks of Science.  Children can  dress up in real lab coats and glasses and experience their own hands on experiments.  Each child enters the world of science to explore and have fun.

About The Scientist

The Science Shed is hosted by a dynamic, fully qualified and practising science teacher; Julie.  Our scientist has over 20 years experience teaching Science and entertaining audiences with her passion for Science and children.

Our scientist is a VIT (Victorian Institute of Teaching) registered teacher and enjoys engaging with kids and has a current police check. The safety of your children remains our highest priority and experiments are designed for maximum impact whilst retaining high safety standards. Our scientist is also First Aid trained.

The Science Shed maintains appropriate public liability insurance.


ABN 26 270 672 102


Science kits 

Junior Science Kit $45

  • Beaker
  • 6 x Test tubes & test tube rack
  • Measuring cylinder
  • Conical Flask
  • Spatula spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Funnel / filter paper
  • Petri-dish
  • 3 x Pipette
  • Syringe
  • Safety glasses
  • Balloon helicopter
  • Mini Crystal Tree Kit
  • Booklet for experiments and some chemicals (safe) to get you started
  • Carry case to keep it all neat!
  • Recommended ages (5-12 years)

$45 Pick up, free delivery for Frankston/Mt Eliza areas,  contact the Science shed for delivery costs to other areas.

Junior Robot Kit $20

From my most popular workshops here’s a kit that contains two fun robots for the kids to make. A brush bot & drawing bot!

Suitable for 7-12 year olds

$20 delivered Mt Eliza or Frankston; other areas please ask for delivery cost.

Kits contains

  • Two hobbies motors
  • Two battery holders with switch
  • 4 AAA batteries
  • Brush
  • Cup
  • 4 Markers
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Decorating craft items
  • Cork
  • And of course handy instructions

Junior Engineering Kit $20

This kit contains everything to build two projects.

Kids can investigate how hydraulics work by making their own hydraulic opening mini bin.  And….  They also construct their own nerve tester…can you move the wire along the nerve tester without making the buzzer go off?  Kids can make it as easy or as difficult as they want! 

Junior Engineering kit includes:

  • Mini Wheelie bin (assorted colours)
  • 2 syringes
  • electrical tape
  • base plate
  • 2 dowel uprights
  • electrical buzzer
  • 2 x screws
  • 1 mini screw driver
  • batter holder with switch 
  • 2 x AAA battery
  • sand paper
  • 2 x wire 
  • 2 x acrylic paint (assorted colours) 
  • Paint brush