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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Museum of the Goldfields

Kalgoorlie, WA

The Museum of the Goldfields showcases the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage. Discover the unique role the town has played in WA’s development, both as a centre of mining and its place at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain. Explore the largest display of the state’s collection of gold... Read More

Museum of the Great Southern

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 Museum of the Great Southern 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

North West Shelf Project Visitors Centre

Dampier, WA

The Visitors 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-operated Karratha Gas 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... Read More

Scitech

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

WA Maritime Museum

Fremantle, WA

Perched on the Indian Ocean’s shore, the WA Maritime Museums is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. The Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA’s relationship with the sea. From leisure boats and handcrafted sailing boats to commercial pearl luggers, the Museum inspires visitors to discover WA’s... Read More

WA Shipwrecks Museum

Fremantle, WA

The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the... Read More

Willie Creek Pearl Farm

Waterbank, WA

Willie Creek Pearl Farm tours give visitors an insight into the production of cultured pearls from South Sea pearl oysters (Pinctada maxima). Pearling is worth over $200 million to the Western Australian economy and has been a part of life in Broome since the 1880s. As well as hearing about how the oysters are harvested and cultivated,... Read More
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