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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Cobb+Co Museum

Toowoomba, QLD

Part of the Queensland Museum Network and home to the National Carriage Collection, discover a variety of interactive displays, exhibits and heritage trade workshops. Immerse yourself in Toowoomba’s natural and cultural history and revisit an Australian transport era. Wander through the charming National Carriage Collection and discover how the 47 horse-drawn vehicles played an important... Read More

Cosmos Centre and Observatory

Charleville, QLD

Charleville’s Cosmos Centre and Observatory has, if you will pardon the pun, universal appeal. The complex has something for everyone. It’s loved by big kids, little kids, the young at heart and even people who have absolutely no interest in the stars or astronomy. Astronomy at Night – The Cosmos Observatory The sheer beauty of the... 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

Discovery Science and Technology Centre

Bendigo, VIC

A visit to Discovery is bound to inspire your scientific curiosity and provide hours of fun and laughs while your kids learn. With over 100 fascinating exhibits to explore, a cosy Planetarium and ‘Kaleidoscope’ which is specially designed for aspiring scientists under six, there is something for everyone! For the more courageous, parents and children... Read More

Esperance Museum

Esperance, WA

The French explorer d’Entrecasteaux sailed along the southern coast of Western Australia in 1792, naming the locality of Esperance when he landed there, seeking shelter from a storm. The Esperance Museum was established in 1976 and presents local social history as well as displays of agricultural, maritime, railway and space artefacts. The museum is located in the former Esperance railway... Read More

Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens

Batemans Bay, NSW

The gardens range over 42 ha and there are more than 8 km of walking tracks, including a 1 km loop for visitors with limited mobility. The gardens are on Forestry NSW land that was logged about a century ago. The site was allocated for the botanic garden in 1987 and the visitor centre opened in 2001. The Wallace... Read More

Flinders Discovery Centre and Museum

Hughenden, QLD

This huge display area houses an amazing exhibition of fossils from around the world, as well as an extensive and growing display of fossils from the local area. ‘Hughie’ is the star attraction; a life size skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus (Muttaburrasaurus langdoni). ‘Hughie’ is a daunting figure as you enter the display area. Although this dinosaur... Read More

Gladstone Industry Tours

Gladstone, QLD

Gladstone Power Station On Mondays there is a 90 minute tour of the Gladstone Power Station starting at 1.00 pm. The power station is Queensland’s largest, with its six turbines generating almost 1.7 GW. The tour will not be conducted on Easter Monday, Queens Birthday and Labour Day. Note that study shoes must be worn. Gladstone Ports... Read More

Gordon River Cruises

Strahan, TAS

This five hour cruise explores historic Macquarie Harbour, ducking out Hells Gate into the Southern Ocean before passing salmon farm pens and heading serenely up the tannin stained water of the Gordon River. The boat moors by a rain forest on the bank of the river and passengers can explore the huon pine forest, including... Read More

Gravity Discovery Centre

Gingin, WA

The Gravity Discovery Centre is a fun and educational science centre only one hour north of Perth. The Leaning Tower of Gingin is fast becoming one of Perth’s tourism icons. Drop water filled balloons from the top and recreate the same experiments Galileo conducted on gravity and the free fall of objects in Pisa some... Read More
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