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CSIRO Discovery

North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6246 4646
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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 2 October 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 20 August 2017
Launceston, Australia
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“stick insects” (2 reviews)
“all ages” (2 reviews)
“science” (9 reviews)
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North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6246 4646
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Reviewed 2 October 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

Thank Gurty71
Reviewed 20 August 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

Thank Jason_King1969
Reviewed 15 July 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

1  Thank Metal_Detect0r
Reviewed 13 July 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

Thank Winnie W
Reviewed 22 May 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

Thank holidaytime2222
Reviewed 21 May 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!

Thank Nick E
Reviewed 20 April 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

Thank David G
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Just at the bottom of Black Mountain, turn left & left again & you are there. Take the kids, & the adults. The displays & information is astounding, a case of "I did not know that". Have afternoon tea while you are there. They do...More

Thank boothcam
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting, especially with kids & 2 hours easily disappears. The updated facilities are excellent.

Thank Virginia J
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The CSIRO Discovery is a great place to take the kids, and it's free, there are lots of hands on things to do, giant stick insects to hold, and a café as well.

Thank 508chaneller
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