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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MOD.

55 North Terrace, Adelaide

MOD. at the University of South Australia is a futuristic museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired. With dynamic, changing exhibition programs, MOD. inspires young adults aged 15+ about science and technology, showcasing how research shapes our understanding of the world to inform the future. For visitors, MOD. is a free science... 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

Mount Burnett Observatory

Mount Burnett, Vic

Mount Burnett Observatory is an astronomical observatory in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne. Since 2011, it has been managed by MBO Inc., a volunteer based astronomical association dedicated to preserving the observatory and encouraging astronomy and science in the Dandenong Ranges and beyond. The Observatory offers a wide range of member activities from astronomy... Read More

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Crafers, 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 the Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty... Read More

Mount Magnet Mining And Pastoral Museum

Mount Magnet, WA

The Museum houses the collection of the local Historical Society, including displays featuring local goldmining operations dating from 1891 and some of the sets from the Rabbit Proof Fence movie. The Boolgardie State Battery, a historic ore crushing facility, has been rebuilt onsite. The Museum is open seven days per week from April to October,... Read More

Mt Rothwell

Little River, Victoria

Mt Rothwell is a private conservation reserve and is open to the public for guided tours only. The best way to experience the many fauna species being conserved at Mt Rothwell is to go on a guided nocturnal spotlight tour. There are education programs and tours available for school groups. Bookings are essential and entry... Read More

Mt Stromlo Observatory

Stromlo, ACT

Mt Stromlo Observatory Visitor Centre has a range of historic artifacts and interactive exhibits. There is also a heliostat projecting a large image of the Sun onto a table for observing sunspots and solar flares. You can also find out about the history of the Observatory and its tragic destruction in the January 2003 bushfire.... Read More

Mudgee Observatory

Mudgee, NSW

Telescopes and binoculars provide visitors with views of objects night sky as well as the Sun in the day. There’s also a theatre screening features about astronomy and space exploration. The Observatory shop has arrange of astronomical books and refreshments. Fees apply and bookings are essential. The observatory can cater for booked groups as well as... Read More

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Forde, ACT

Mulligans Flat is a 485 ha nature reserve on the edge of surburban Canberra. The reserve is enclosed by a predator proof fence that protects  reintroduced native species including eastern quolls, bush-stone curlews, the new holland mouse, brown treecreepers and eastern bettongs. Mulligans’ most famous resident, Brian Bettong, makes regular media appearances with his helper... Read More

Murray 2 Power Station

Khancoban, NSW

The Murray 2 Power Station is hosting a temporary visitor centre while Murray 1 is being renovated. Visitors can see the power station from a viewing gallery on inspections that are conducted daily. Covered footwear must be worn and cameras are not allowed. The power station receives water that has already passed through Murray 1,... Read More