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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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

Qantas Founders Museum

Longreach, QLD

The Qantas Founders Museum is located on the apron of Longreach Airport, and incorporates the historic Qantas hanger, a modern museum building and the aircraft collection. The Museum has a collection of historical artefacts and displays, as well as the spectacular collection of aircraft including an ex-Qantas Boeing 747-200, Qantas’ first Boeing 707-100, and ex-Qantas... Read More

Queensland Museum – SparkLab

South Brisbane, QLD

In the heart of Queensland Museum SparkLab is a permanent interactive science exhibition. SparkLab offers an exciting, interactive and experience-rich environment that is contemporary, user-friendly and inspiring for all ages. There are no visitors at SparkLab – everyone is a participant. SparkLab houses ongoing and changing exhibitions and provides in-depth education experiences, innovative Science Theatre... Read More

Riversleigh World Heritage Site

Lawn Hill, QLD

There is a self-guided 800 m long walking track though a limestone outcrop with visible fossilised bones and gizzard stones from ancient birds. You can also see the remains of the largest known freshwater crocodile. The walking track has steps and is steep in places. It takes about one hour to complete. The site is very remote... Read More

Rockhampton Zoo

Rockhampton, QLD

Rockhampton Zoo has over 50 species of animals including freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnsoni), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and cassowaries (Casuarius casuarius). There is also a large aviary and Queensland reptile display. The Wombat Research Centre is assisting in trying to recover the population of the of the northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) – there are only about 100... Read More

Sarina Sugar Shed

Sarina, QLD

Learn how sugarcane is grown and harvested before it is crushed to produce sugar crystals in the miniature sugar mill at the Sarina Sugar Shed. There is also historic cane harvesting and sugar production machinery on display. The sugar is combined with other local produce to make a range of products on site, including marinades,... Read More

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Toowong, QLD

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is nestled in the grounds of the Mount Coot-tha campus of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. The planetarium seats 125 people under the dome and it has a new digital sky projector. The observatory has a 15 cm refractor and a 20 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (note that visitors need to be 150 cm tall to be... Read More

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
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