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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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

Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

Wagga Wagga, NSW

The Wagga Waga Botanic Garden was established in 1961 and has many themed areas including a rainforest gully, succulent garden, waterwise demonstration area and a native flora section. A zoo and free-flight aviary is located within the botanic garden. There are more than 90 species of native and exotic birds and animals. The children’s farmland... Read More

Whyalla Steelworks Tour

Whyalla, SA

The Whyalla Steelworks produces about 1.2 million tonnes of steel per year, using iron ore from the nearby Middleback Range. This 90 minute guided tour of the 1000 hectare site will take you past the coke ovens, blast furnace, rolling mills and casting plant. All participants must remain in the vehicle for the duration of... 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

Wings Wildlife Park

Gunns Plains, TAS

Wings Wildlife Park is a family owned park in northern Tasmania with the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife in Australia. The park has a wide range of native and introduced animals on display, with many of the native animals having been rescued after being injured. The park has fish, raptors, reptiles, farm animals and exotic... Read More

Wittunga Botanic Garden

Blackwood, SA

Botanic gardens have shaped civilisation using the value of plants and provide insights into the natural world. Beginning a place for growing plants for medicinal use, botanic gardens evolved to become science and collections based institutions where plants were classified and an understanding of their purpose was discovered. Located in suburban Blackwood, Wittunga Botanic Garden... Read More

Woomera Baker Observatory

Woomera, SA

The Woomera Baker Observatory has a 3.5 m diameter dome that houses a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain computer controlled telescope. Observing is done by looking into the eyepiece, not at a screen. Visitors will be able to see planets (and maybe their moons), star clusters and nebula. Open most Friday nights once the sky is dark, subject... Read More

Y Water Discovery Centre

Yea, VIC

The award-winning Y Water Discovery Centre features interactive interpretive displays to inform visitors about the importance of water and wetland ecology. The interpretive centre is a dynamic learning space that has an action-orientated focus. It provides age-appropriate interactive spaces to learn about the value of water and biodiversity in our environment and tells the story... Read More