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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South Australian Whale Centre

Victor Harbor, SA

The SA Whale Centre is located in a beautiful historic goods shed that was built in 1864. The railway line from Port Elliot ran past the nearby Victor Harbor station, through the goods shed and along The Causeway to the wharves on Granite Island. The Centre has skeleton displays, videos, interactive exhibits and a kids play... Read More

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Hobart, TAS

Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery was established there in 1843. The Museum has been in its current building near Constitution Dock since 1863. Permanent exhibitions include the Antarctic Gallery Islands to Ice, exploring the close relationship between Hobart and Australia’s Antarctic exploration. The Museum is open Tuesday... Read More

Temora Aviation Museum

Temora, NSW

Temora Aviation Museum has the world’s finest collection of flying historic aircraft. On regular flying days you can see a selection of aircraft displayed at their best – in the sky. Working aircraft include a Tiger Moth, Boomerang, Wirraway, Spitfire, Meteor, Vampire, Sabre, Canberra and Dragonfly. Other facilities include: 38 seat theatrette screening historic wartime footage; regularly updated... Read More

Territory Wildlife Park

Berry Springs, NT

An Authentic Experience The Territory Wildlife park is a truly authentic Top End experience. Situated on 1000 acres of natural bushland, the park is a place of cultural significance to the local indigenous people. Welcome to Country The Kungarakan and Warrai people still maintain a strong connection with the area today as the Park’s custodians,... Read More

The Royal Botanic Garden

Sydney, NSW

The Royal Botanic Garden in Australia’s oldest scientific institution as well as the site of the first European farm in this continent. Through plants, visitors can also learn all about the Cadigal, the original Aboriginal inhabitants, and Sydney’s colonial past. Photo: Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

The Workshops Rail Museum

North Ipswich, QLD

This award-winning Museum should be on every Ipswich visitor’s to-do list. Steeped in history – it was once the workplace of over 3000 railway workers and visitors enter via the historic Timekeepers’ Building – it merges the romance of yesteryear with the exciting technological breakthroughs of the present. The old boilershop houses the museum, where... Read More

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill, VIC

Tower Hill is a volcanic formation close to the coast between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. It was first sighted by Europeans in 1802: by Captain Baudin on the French ship Geographe and also by Matthew Flinders on the HMS Investigator. The area was used for grazing cattle, growing crops and even for quarrying through the second... Read More

Tweed Regional Museum

Murwillumbah, NSW

The Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah is home to the Adrian Smith Mineral Collection, containing over 500 mineral specimens and 300 gemstones, as well as meteorite samples from outer space. Adrian Smith had a passion for gems and minerals and spent a lifetime collecting around the world. The Museum also displays a stunning collection of... Read More

TwistED Science

Echuca, VIC

Housed in a beautiful heritage building near the Murray River, TwistED Science is a state of the art interactive science space. The hands-on philosophy encourages full participation in STEM activities as visitors build, engineer, compose, create and more than anything – have fun!  The no-instruction policy gives visitors the freedom to discover science through play.... Read More

WA Maritime Museum

Fremantle, WA

Perched on the Indian Ocean’s shore, the WA Maritime Museums is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. The Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA’s relationship with the sea. From leisure boats and handcrafted sailing boats to commercial pearl luggers, the Museum inspires visitors to discover WA’s... Read More
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