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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Australia Zoo

Beerwah, QLD

Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter, is located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. As well as lots of saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) the Zoo has over 100 species of animals from all over the world. Each day there are shows performed around the Zoo as well as in the Crocoseum, a 5000 seat arena with clear water... Read More

Blackwater International Coal Centre

Blackwater, QLD

The interpretive centre has 20 exhibits, displays and videos about coal: its past, present and future. The two formal gardens behind the interpretive centre, the Timeless Garden and the Japanese Garden, are both free for visitors to enjoy. When mine tours are available visitors can see a 20 story high dragline, giant mine trucks and coal processing... Read More

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

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

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

James Cook Museum

Cooktown, QLD

The Museum gives a fascinating insight into the seven weeks James Cook and his crew spent at the site of modern Cooktown repairing their ship after their catastrophic grounding on nearby Endeavour Reef. The highlight of the museum is the Endeavour Gallery with the original anchor and cannon from the Endeavour, jettisoned from the ship in... Read More

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Townsville, QLD

The Museum of Tropical Queensland explores the natural and cultural history of North Queensland. The  Discover Tropical Queensland gallery displays the rich biodiversity of Queensland, both now and in prehistoric times. Find out about the myriad of insects and other animals that live in the tropics. See the amazing array of hard corals from the... Read More
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