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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Buchan Caves

Buchan, Vic

Buchan Caves are formed in 380 million year old limestone that was laid down when the area was covered by a shallow sea. Fossilised sea creatures are visible embedded in the walls of the caves. The caves include almost four kilometers of underground passages and chambers leading to six entrances. Local wildlife includes lyrebirds, boobook... Read More

Discovery Science and Technology Centre

Bendigo, VIC

A visit to Discovery is bound to inspire your scientific curiosity and provide hours of fun and laughs while your kids learn. With over 100 fascinating exhibits to explore, a cosy Planetarium and ‘Kaleidoscope’ which is specially designed for aspiring scientists under six, there is something for everyone! For the more courageous, parents and children... Read More

Lake Boga Observatory

Lake Boga, Vic

The observatory has four computer controlled telescopes. Observing sessions include looking at the planets that are visible that night, as well as binary stars and nebula. Accessibility is good with all the instruments being situated at ground level. Be sure to take warm clothing for an observing session. Sky tours run from 7:00pm from April... Read More

Melbourne Museum

Carlton, VIC

Melbourne Museum offers a rich insight into Victoria’s fascinating natural environment, culture and history. Using state-of-the-art technology and interpretative techniques, the museum’s eight galleries cover the natural and physical sciences, history and technology, and Indigenous cultures in new and captivating ways. Melbourne Museum is home to the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, empowering Aboriginal people to... Read More

Mount Burnett Observatory

Mount Burnett, Vic

Mount Burnett Observatory is an astronomical observatory in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne. Since 2011, it has been managed by MBO Inc., a volunteer based astronomical association dedicated to preserving the observatory and encouraging astronomy and science in the Dandenong Ranges and beyond. The Observatory offers a wide range of member activities from astronomy... Read More

Mt Rothwell

Little River, Victoria

Mt Rothwell is a private conservation reserve and is open to the public for guided tours only. The best way to experience the many fauna species being conserved at Mt Rothwell is to go on a guided nocturnal spotlight tour. There are education programs and tours available for school groups. Bookings are essential and entry... Read More

Penguin Parade

Summerlands, VIC

Tourists have been coming to Summerland Peninsula on the southwest corner of Phillip Island to see little penguins (Eudyptula minor) since the 1920s. At sunset every night the penguins arrive back onshore after spending the day fishing at sea. The beachfront viewing area is set up with tiered seating and lights, and visitors can see penguins in... Read More

PowerWorks

Morwell, VIC

The PowerWorks Education Centre features artifacts from coal mines and power stations in the Latrobe Valley – including a giant bucket coal dredger. The Centre tells the story of the development of power generation in the valley. PowerWorks overlooks the former Hazelwood brown coal mine. The Centre was opened in 1994 as a refurbishment of the State... Read More

Scienceworks

Spotswood, VIC

Scienceworks is Australia’s most popular hands-on science and technology centre. With constantly changing exhibitions and displays, live demonstrations, tours, activities and shows, Scienceworks provides a family-friendly environment for exploring the science that surrounds us every day. Scienceworks is also home to the Melbourne Planetarium, the Lightning Room and the historic Spotswood Pumping Station. Scienceworks’ permanent... Read More

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill, VIC

Tower Hill is a volcanic formation close to the coast between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. It was first sighted by Europeans in 1802: by Captain Baudin on the French ship Geographe and also by Matthew Flinders on the HMS Investigator. The area was used for grazing cattle, growing crops and even for quarrying through the second... Read More
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