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CSIRO Discovery

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Kids loved it!

We visited here last week after some research by our 12 year old son who is into all things science... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
Oxley, Australia
The students had a fantastic time

I visited with a group of grade 6 students on a Canberra trip. When the students arrived, they... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Launceston, Australia
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North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6246 4646
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

We took 60 year two students to a session here and then walked across to the Botanic Gardens for lunch. Everyone had an enjoyable day and there was lots of learning evident in discussions afterwards. We did two different activities and then explored the standard...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

The kids enjoyed visiting this but were not hugely enthusiastic. The highlight was being able to hold the stick insects. The wall of butterflies and moths was amazing. And the videos on research and inventions they are undertaking was captivating and we would have watched...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

We visited the centre 08/02/2018 and although the entry fee was reasonable on entry ($10 per Adult), I though I was going to enjoy learning, reading and interacting with the displays. We found the there was poor lighting throughout the site, and most of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

We visited here last week after some research by our 12 year old son who is into all things science as we ventured to canberra to visit friends. Our family of 4 and a family friend visited as a family (2 adults & 3 kids)...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

I visited with a group of grade 6 students on a Canberra trip. When the students arrived, they were very tired having already having a busy day with a very early start. The two guides were excellent - they got the kids excited and interested...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jason_King1969
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The sad thing about this little museum is that it tells the story of the CSIRO too literally. That is to say, the core theme of the museum is that of an organisation in decay due to being starved of funding. Problems started for us...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

The Discovery Cafe served nice hot food, including Asian food (Laksa, rice dishes, lasagne). The Discovery Centre is full of fun and interactive information that not only fascinates the young, but the old as well. You can spend 2-3 hrs here easily ( including having...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 948winniew
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I was hanging out with a guy from work and his family and we took his kids to the CSIRO discovery centre. They had a great time, Playing with all the interactive stuff and probably learning along the way. If you have kids and need...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank holidaytime2222
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

I've been here a number of times and array of different sections ranging from alive insects to million year old fossils and the insight into renewable energy is amazing. Good for all ages, everyone still learns something new!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 984nicke
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

A well presented set of science exhibits in a pleasant facility, and just a 20 minutes walk from the Canberra Center. It happened to be free to enter on the day we visited but it isn't too expensive even when they are charging. Our teenagers...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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