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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Broome Bird Observatory

Broome, WA

The Broome Bird Observatory is on the northern shore of Roebuck Bay, about 25 km east of the township. The site is ideal for watching and recording the comings and goings of hundreds of thousands of migratory birds. The region is home to over 300 species of birds at different times of the year. In... Read More

Cape Range National Park

Cape Range National Park, WA

Cape Range National Park is on the northwest corner of Australia. The limestone range is about 60 km long and is flanked by Ningaloo Reef and the Ningaloo Marine Park. The Milyering Visitor Centre is open daily and has informative displays, videos, a library and a children’s activity area. Visitors to the park can see turtle rookeries, snorkle over coral,... Read More

Esperance Museum

Esperance, WA

The French explorer d’Entrecasteaux sailed along the southern coast of Western Australia in 1792, naming the locality of Esperance when he landed there, seeking shelter from a storm. The Esperance Museum was established in 1976 and presents local social history as well as displays of agricultural, maritime, railway and space artefacts. The museum is located in the former Esperance railway... Read More

Gravity Discovery Centre

Gingin, WA

The Gravity Discovery Centre is a fun and educational science centre only one hour north of Perth. The Leaning Tower of Gingin is fast becoming one of Perth’s tourism icons. Drop water filled balloons from the top and recreate the same experiments Galileo conducted on gravity and the free fall of objects in Pisa some... Read More

Greg Quicke’s Astro Tours

Roebuck, WA

Learn to find some constellations and see planets or the Moon through a telescope. The changes each night, so the shows do too. Two hour long star shows with telescopes and binoculars are run throughout Broome’s dry season from April to October. Depending on the day, tours start at 6pm or 8pm. The shows are aimed... Read More

Karijini National Park Visitor Centre

Karijini National Park, WA

The Karijini National Park Visitors Centre provides interpretive galleries of both the natural and cultural history of the park: this ancient 2 billion year old area area shows signs of inhabitation dating back 30 000 years. The Centre’s shape represents a goanna and its untreated metal surfaces match the surrounding iron-rich geology. Karijini is located in the Pilbara’s... Read More

Monkey Mia Visitors Centre

Monkey Mia, WA

Monkey Mia is famous for the pod of dolphins that have come to shore each day to be fed for the past 50 years. The Visitors Centre has displays about the dolphins and other wildlife, a theatrette and there are staff on hand to answer questions. Dolphin feeding occurs each day and some visitors are... Read More

North West Shelf Project Visitor Centre

Dampier, WA

The Visitor Centre includes exhibits and films outlining the scale of production on the Burrup Peninsula and explaining gas extraction, liquefaction and exporting process. The Centre has a view overlooking the Woodside LNG plant with five gas processing trains and more than 65 000 cubic metres of LNG storage in each of four (largely buried) spherical tanks. The plant can... Read More


West Perth, WA

Scitech is an educational and engaging science centre based in West Perth in Western Australia. Scitech appeals to the inquisitive mind in everyone and allows anyone to learn more about science, technology, engineering and maths in an interactive and stimulating environment. Scitech’s in-house workshop creates innovative exhibitions that travel the world after their premiere in... Read More

Western Australian Museum – Albany

Albany, WA

Refurbished in July 2010, the refitted museum overlooks picturesque Princess Royal Harbour, on the site of first European settlement in Western Australia. The Western Australian Museum — Albany provides exhibitions, public programs, educational programs and information on the unique natural and social history of the region. The Museum shares the stories of the indigenous Noongar... Read More
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