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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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

Twenty Third Street Distillery Tours

Cnr Renmark Avenue and 23rd Street Renmark, SA

Take an hour-long tour through a century old distillery to see how spirits are created by the two 7500 litre stills. The distillery produces gin, vodka, brandy and blended and single malt whiskies. Tastings and spirit blending experiences are also available. Open from 10am – 4pm daily (except Good Friday and 25 December). Book tour... Read More

Whyalla Steelworks Tour

Whyalla, SA

The Whyalla Steelworks produces about 1.2 million tonnes of steel per year, using iron ore from the nearby Middleback Range. This 90 minute guided tour of the 1000 hectare site will take you past the coke ovens, blast furnace, rolling mills and casting plant. All participants must remain in the vehicle for the duration of... 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

Woomera Baker Observatory

Woomera, SA

The Woomera Baker Observatory has a 3.5 m diameter dome that houses a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain computer controlled telescope. Observing is done by looking into the eyepiece, not at a screen. Visitors will be able to see planets (and maybe their moons), star clusters and nebula. Open most Friday nights once the sky is dark, subject... Read More
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