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

Calgardup Cave

Boranup, WA

The Margaret River region in south west Western Australia is dotted with limestone caves. The 300 m walk down into Calgardup Cave reveals curtain formations, crystals, stalactites and stalagmites. Reflections of stalactites in the seasonal lake are beautiful, hinting that the water is much deeper than just a few centimetres. The cave is open everyday except... 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

Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum

Carnarvon, WA

From 1964 – 1975 Carnarvon hosted a NASA tracking station 10 km south of town that played an important role in communications and telemetry relay for NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and Skylab missions. The Western Australian coast is almost at the antipode from the launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida. This made it ideal to... 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

Museum of Geraldton

Geraldton, WA

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Museum of Geraldton celebrates the rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region. Enjoy a guided tour through the stories from four major early shipwrecks located in the region, the Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, and Zeewijk or learn more about the discovery of HMAS Sydney... Read More
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