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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Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Devonport, TAS

Explore the rich maritime history of Devonport and the Mersey River at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre. The Centre is located in the 1920s Harbour Master’s residence, as well as the modern extension that was opened in 2013. The Centre has exhibitions about the early exploration of Bass Strait and the northern Tasmanian coast, the... Read More

Gordon River Cruises

Strahan, TAS

This five hour cruise explores historic Macquarie Harbour, ducking out Hells Gate into the Southern Ocean before passing salmon farm pens and heading serenely up the tannin stained water of the Gordon River. The boat moors by a rain forest on the bank of the river and passengers can explore the huon pine forest, including... Read More

Makers’ Workshop

Burnie, TAS

The Burnie Makers’ Workshop reflects the making tradition of the town, from paper to mining machinery and dairy products. A group of 30 local artisans display and sell their creations made from timber, textiles, glass, metal and gems. Interactive paper making tours are conducted regularly. The gallery space features exhibitions, displays and workshops that change... Read More

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Launceston, TAS

The QVMAG Museum at Inveresk is where you’ll find the Phenomena Factory, a free-entry interactive science centre providing hands-on education for kids of all ages. You can challenge yourself in the Perception Tunnel or test your reactions while you touch, switch, pull and crank your way around the Phenomena Factory, actively learning about science along... Read More

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Hobart, TAS

Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery was established there in 1843. The Museum has been in its current building near Constitution Dock since 1863. Permanent exhibitions include the Antarctic Gallery Islands to Ice, exploring the close relationship between Hobart and Australia’s Antarctic exploration. The Museum is open Tuesday... Read More

Wings Wildlife Park

Gunns Plains, TAS

Wings Wildlife Park is a family owned park in northern Tasmania with the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife in Australia. The park has a wide range of native and introduced animals on display, with many of the native animals having been rescued after being injured. The park has fish, raptors, reptiles, farm animals and exotic... Read More
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