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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Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

via Mount Tomah, NSW

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, in the world-heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains, is situated 1000 metres above sea level and showcases many beautiful cool-climate native and exotic plants. The World Heritage Exhibition Centre explores the rich biodiversity associated with this area and the reasons it needs protection. Photo: Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Brighton, TAS

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is not a zoo, but rather a wildlife rescue and breeding facility. Animals are released to the wild when they are able to care for themsleves. The Sanctuary has a wildlife hospital and they also run a 24-hour wildlife rescue service. There are usually wombats, devils, quolls, native birds, koalas, lizards, snakes... Read More

Bowali Visitor Centre

Jabiru, NT

The Bowali Visitor Centre in Kakadu National Park features exhibits about landscape and wildlife of the Alligator River system. Kakadu stretches south almost 200 km from the mouth of the river and is 100 km wide. The park is home to thousands of species of plants and hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, mammals and insects. You... Read More

Brambuk

Halls Gap, VIC

Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre is the gateway to the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. It is owned and run by five Indigenous communities. The Centre runs Indigenous cultural activities and walks for visitors and has informative displays about the six distinct seasons of the region. There is a giftshop and a cafe... Read More

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

Buchan Caves

Buchan, Vic

Buchan Caves are formed in 380 million year old limestone that was laid down when the area was covered by a shallow sea. Fossilised sea creatures are visible embedded in the walls of the caves. The caves include almost four kilometers of underground passages and chambers leading to six entrances. Local wildlife includes lyrebirds, boobook... Read More

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Bundaberg, QLD

Tours of the Bundaberg Rum distillery take visitors inside the facility to see and smell the 5 million litre molasses well, the fermentation tanks, distillation column and the 75 000 litre oak maturation tanks. The on-site museum is in a retired Bondstore, and has a collection of advertising and marketing ephemera from the past century, and tells... Read More

Cairns Botanic Gardens

Cairns, QLD

The Cairns Botanic Gardens comprise the Flecker Botanic Gardens, Centenary Lakes, Tank Arts Centre and the Mt Whitfield Conservation Reserve. The Flecker Garden was established in 1886. It is a rainforest garden with cool and shady paths under a canopy of lush vegetation. There are also open grass areas with tall shade trees. The Gardens... 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

Canberra Space Centre

Paddys River District, ACT

The Canberra Space Centre (CSC) is located on the grounds of the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) at Tidbinbilla, about 35 km southwest of Canberra. The CSC offers visitors the chance to learn about the role that Australia plays in the exploration of space. You can take in magnificent views of the largest antenna complex... Read More