Museums & Discovery Centres

Here are some of the many places you can visit around Australia to have a great science experience at anytime of the year. They include science centres and museums, zoos and aquariumsbotanic gardensspace centresnational parks and park visitor centres, industry and mine visits and eco tours.

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Canberra Space Centre

Paddys River District, ACT

The Canberra Space Centre (CSC) is located on the grounds of the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) at Tidbinbilla, about 35 km southwest of Canberra. The CSC offers visitors the chance to learn about the role that Australia plays in the exploration of space. You can take in magnificent views of the largest antenna complex... Read More

CSIRO Discovery

Canberra, ACT

The CSIRO Discovery Centre showcases Australian scientific innovation and achievement. Nestled at the base of Black Mountain in Canberra, the Centre contains working science laboratories, an exhibition, boardroom, theatre, science education centre and café – complimented by spectacular atrium entrance. Discovery presents science in an entertaining way to demystify it, and educate people of all ages... Read More

Mt Stromlo Observatory

Stromlo, ACT

Mt Stromlo Observatory Visitor Centre has a range of historic artifacts and interactive exhibits. There is also a heliostat projecting a large image of the Sun onto a table for observing sunspots and solar flares. You can also find out about the history of the Observatory and its tragic destruction in the January 2003 bushfire.... Read More

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Forde, ACT

Mulligans Flat is a 485 ha nature reserve on the edge of surburban Canberra. The reserve is enclosed by a predator proof fence that protects  reintroduced native species including eastern quolls, bush-stone curlews, the new holland mouse, brown treecreepers and eastern bettongs. Mulligans’ most famous resident, Brian Bettong, makes regular media appearances with his helper... Read More

National Dinosaur Museum

Nicholls, ACT

The National Dinosaur Museum has over 300 fossils on display, as well as 23 complete dinosaur skeletons. There are dinosaur dioramas and an outdoor park with lifelike dinosaur models. The museum explores geological history and evolution and there are guided tours on the weekend. There is a gift shop and the museum also hosts children’s... Read More

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Canberra, ACT

With eight themed galleries and over 200 interactive exhibits, Questacon has something to engage and excite people of all ages. Mini Q—fun for 0-6 year olds encourages children to explore and splash in areas especially designed for our youngest scientists. Be shaken by an earthquake and witness a lightning strike in Awesome Earth or make... Read More
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