​​​The LabRats  Science Club is a community of Year 5 to Year 8 members who

  • get to meet with awesome researchers from diverse fields of science 

  • share the same enthusiasm and passion for learning

  •  investigate and experiment to explore the wonder that is our World

  • believe in the importance of paying-it-forward


On August 21 and 22, we go interstellar with the good people of OzGrav!!  

Join Prof Alan Duffy and Dr Rebecca Allen (Swinburne University) on an intergalactic tour of our Universe at www.scivr.com

​This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

We are seriously. Curious.

superstar scientists

Awesome researchers who bring us on all sorts of adventures!

Our chance to play-it-forward: The LabRats at the biennial Australian Synchrotron Open Day 2017 & 2019 where we shared our love for all things curious with thousands of people!

Locked-down But Not Locked Out!  

In collaboration with the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (Junior Division), the LabRats are embarking on exciting adventures in water in 2020.

Many thanks to Landcare Australia for making the adventures possible! 

I have no special talents. I am only        passionately curious.           Albert Einstein 

Science Club

When the going gets tough, the LabRats go rogue - to learn, to play, to serve. A heartfelt big thank you to all our superstar scientist friends and organisations to make these adventures possible.

Kids teaching kids

We share our love for all things curious with other kids in our community


2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant Recipients  

November 2020: Numbers - The Language of Science

Mathematicians Dr Sangeeta Jhanjee and Alex Ingham brought numbers to life with magic, and opened our eyes and minds to the power of patterns.

And then stumped us altogether with the Mobius strip. 

Step Into the                                      Lair 

Our Mission:

October 2020: Dinosaurs In Our Backyard

World renown paleontologist Prof Pat Vickers-Rich (and original LabRat!!), paleoillustrator Peter Trusler, and documentary maker Steve Pritchard shared their experiences of discovering and documenting fossils of polar dinosaurs off the coast of Victoria, Australia.

Simply unforgettable - they have stamped their passion on our lives. 

Join Our Adventures!

Rats at play!

Have a look at what we have been busy investigating, coding, building, extracting, and launching! 

September 2020: Hand-to-hand combat with COVID-19

Superstar scientist Dr Harry Al-Wassiti shared his research on creating a viable vaccine, taught us about how vaccines work, and introduced us to CRISPR.

Go Harry go!! We are cheering you on!!

In 2013, the really really nice folks at the Australian Synchrotron invited the LabRats to set up our lair at their NCSS Building where world class researchers work to better our world. Aren't we lucky?? 

the labrat Lair

Find out how we got started and why we are passionate about what we do