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, observatories, 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

Dolphin Discovery Centre

Bunbury, WA

The Bunbury Dolphin Discovery is on the shore of the Koombana Bay. Dolphins were first hand-fed in the area from 1960, and they have been the subject of research since 1989. The redeveloped  Discovery Centre opened in 2018. As well as the displays and aquariums in the interpretive centre, visitors can see the dolphins up... 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

Eyre Bird Observatory

Eyre Bird Observatory, via Cocklebiddy WA

The Eyre Bird Observatory was established in 1977 by Birds, on the site of the Telegraph Station that was built in the 1890s. The caretakers conduct daily bird observations and weekly counts along the nearby beach. There are special programs and courses as well as dune regeneration projects. Bookings are essential and access is difficult.... 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, 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
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