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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Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Bundaberg, QLD

Tours of the Bundaberg Rum distillery take visitors inside the facility to see and smell the 5 million litre molasses well, the fermentation tanks, distillation column and the 75 000 litre oak maturation tanks. The on-site museum is in a retired Bondstore, and has a collection of advertising and marketing ephemera from the past century, and tells... Read More

Cairns Botanic Gardens

Cairns, QLD

The Cairns Botanic Gardens comprise the Flecker Botanic Gardens, Centenary Lakes, Tank Arts Centre and the Mt Whitfield Conservation Reserve. The Flecker Garden was established in 1886. It is a rainforest garden with cool and shady paths under a canopy of lush vegetation. There are also open grass areas with tall shade trees. The Gardens... Read More

Calgardup Cave

Boranup, WA

The Margaret River region in south west Western Australia is dotted with limestone caves. The 300 m walk down into Calgardup Cave reveals curtain formations, crystals, stalactites and stalagmites. Reflections of stalactites in the seasonal lake are beautiful, hinting that the water is much deeper than just a few centimetres. The cave is open everyday except... Read More

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

Cape Range National Park

Cape Range National Park, WA

Cape Range National Park is on the northwest corner of Australia. The limestone range is about 60 km long and is flanked by Ningaloo Reef and the Ningaloo Marine Park. The Milyering Visitor Centre is open daily and has informative displays, videos, a library and a children’s activity area. Visitors to the park can see turtle rookeries, snorkle over coral,... Read More

Capricorn Caves

The Caves, QLD

Capricorn Caves is Queensland’s oldest tourist attraction, opening to visitors in the early 1880s. The caves are etched out of limestone formed from deposits made by a coral reef 390 million years ago. Cathedral Cave is well lit with easy walking pathways. Wheelchair accessible tours are available. Guided tours of the cave highlight the geological... Read More

Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum

Carnarvon, WA

From 1964 – 1975 Carnarvon hosted a NASA tracking station 10 km south of town that played an important role in communications and telemetry relay for NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and Skylab missions. The Western Australian coast is almost at the antipode from the launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida. This made it ideal to... Read More

Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre

Terrigal, NSW

The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre is volunteer run and is supported by the University of Newcstle Central Coast campus and the local council. The Centre has exhibits as well as live creatures on display, including seahorses, urchins, and an octopus. There are also have programs including occassional talks by researchers, movies, fish feeding, snorkelling... Read More

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
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