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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Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide, 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 scientific and collections based institutions where plants were classified and an understanding of their purpose was discovered. At the Adelaide Botanic Garden, discover the... Read More

Arid Recovery Reserve

Olympic Dam, SA

Arid Recovery is an ecosystem restoration initiative based in the South Australian outback and dedicated to the restoration of Australia’s arid lands. Established in 1997, the program is centred around a 123 km² fenced reserve. Feral cats, rabbits and foxes have been eradicated from a total of 60 km² and this has provided an area of complete... Read More

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens

Port Augusta, SA

Located between the Stuart Highway and the upper reaches of Spencer Gulf, the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens’ collection is sourced from areas including far western NSW, the Nullarbor and Great Victoria Desert. There are more than 12 km of walking tracks through the Gardens, ranging from short easy strolls to a 4.5km walk to the... Read More

Head of the Bight Visitors Centre

Yalata, SA

The Head of the Bight Visitors Centre is located on Yalata Aboriginal Land, near the Nullarbor Roadhouse (about four hours drive west of Ceduna). The Centre has a café and giftshop, as well as toilets and picnic area. It is the entrance to a series of clifftop boardwalks and viewing platforms overlooking the Southern Ocean.... Read More

MOD.

Adelaide, SA

MOD. is a new museum of discovery opening in May 2018 in Adelaide. Our vision is to be Australia’s leading future-focussed museum, provoking new ideas at the intersection of science, art and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire young adults aged 15+ to continue STEM-based learning and pursue science and technology careers in related industries.... Read More

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Crafers, 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 the Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty... Read More

Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte, SA

Naracoorte is a system of 26 limestone caves, and four of these are open to the public. The various caves were formed over half a million years ago and they are a significant site for fossil research. The Caves are a World Heritage site, recognising the significance of the many fossil deposits, especially of the... Read More

RiAus – Royal Institution of Australia

Adelaide, SA

RiAus has a passion for sharing the wonders of science. Their aim is to inspire scientific interest and curiosity and to encourage public participation in a range of critical science issues that affect our daily lives. From forums, debates and presentations to art exhibitions, theatre, film and literature, RiAus also shares science in the online world... Read More

South Australian Museum

Adelaide, SA

The South Australian Museum offers visitors unique opportunities to learn about natural history and Indigenous cultures. Inquiry-based teaching and learning programs linked the Australian curriculum for Science and History are available on the Museum website for school students in Years R-12. The Museum’s Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery includes comprehensive displays about the technologies used by... Read More

South Australian Whale Centre

Victor Harbor, SA

The SA Whale Centre is located in a beautiful historic goods shed that was built in 1864. The railway line from Port Elliot ran past the nearby Victor Harbor station, through the goods shed and along The Causeway to the wharves on Granite Island. The Centre has skeleton displays, videos, interactive exhibits and a kids play... Read More
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