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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Western Australian Museum – Albany

Albany, WA

Refurbished in July 2010, the refitted museum overlooks picturesque Princess Royal Harbour, on the site of first European settlement in Western Australia. The Western Australian Museum — Albany provides exhibitions, public programs, educational programs and information on the unique natural and social history of the region. The Museum shares the stories of the indigenous Noongar... Read More

Western Australian Museum – Geraldton

Geraldton, WA

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Western Australian Museum — Geraldton celebrates the rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region. Enjoy a guided tour through the stories from four major early shipwrecks located in the region, the Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, and Zeewijk or learn more about the discovery of... Read More

Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie, WA

The Western Australian Museum — Kalgoorlie-Boulder showcases the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage. Discover the unique role the town has played in WA’s development, both as a centre of mining and its place at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain. Explore the largest display of the State’s collection of... Read More

Western Australian Museum – Maritime

Fremantle, WA

Perched on the Indian Ocean’s shore, the Western Australian Museum — Maritime 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... Read More

Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries

Fremantle, WA

The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original... Read More

Willie Creek Pearl Farm

Waterbank, WA

Willie Creek Pearl Farm tours give visitors an insight into the production of cultured pearls from South Sea pearl oysters (Pinctada maxima). Pearling is worth over $200 million to the Western Australian economy and has been a part of life in Broome since the 1880s. As well as hearing about how the oysters are harvested and cultivated,... Read More

Wittunga Botanic Garden

Blackwood, SA

Botanic gardens have shaped civilisation using the value of plants and provide insights into the natural world. Beginning a place for growing plants for medicinal use, botanic gardens evolved to become science and collections based institutions where plants were classified and an understanding of their purpose was discovered. Located in suburban Blackwood, Wittunga Botanic Garden... Read More

Y Water Discovery Centre

Yea, VIC

The award-winning Y Water Discovery Centre features interactive interpretive displays to inform visitors about the importance of water and wetland ecology. The interpretive centre is a dynamic learning space that has an action-orientated focus. It provides age-appropriate interactive spaces to learn about the value of water and biodiversity in our environment and tells the story... Read More
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