CSIRO Discovery Centre

Acton, ACT

Where are we going?

CSIRO Discovery Centre
50 Clunies Ross Street

1300 363 400

What is there to do?

Science doesn't have to be dull, contrary to how it may be perceived! CSIRO Discovery Centre is a great chance for kids to join their interactive journey through science and technology. It is certainly one of Canberra's major attractions, and has been a popular destination for those creative and inquisitive kids for years.

Science is presented in a way to bring down any barriers of how it may have been perceived. They want to demystify it, and educate everyone (from kids to grandparents) on how fascinating it really can be.

CSIRO Discovery Centre has two floors of working laboratories, all with glass-fronted windows so you can actually watch the scientist and technicians at work with their field crop research. It's a great way for kids to check out the science research first hand!

They have a number of focuses at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Green energy (very important!), global climate change (also very important!), healthy foods, hydrogen as fuel, and gene technology, to name a few.

The centre aims to capture the imagination of kids over 12, but they have found the younger kids love the centre too because of it's health and well-being display, their 3D Discover and their hands-on experiments in the DiscoverLab. 

Show kids that science doesn’t have to be boring! They can get right in among the scientists themselves, and see them working first hand before getting their hands on some experiments of their own!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10

Children: $7

Discount: Students and concessions $7

Family Deals: $30


When can we go?

9am - 5pm

Weekdays. Weekends and public holidays they are closed except by appointment.


Any top tips?

CSIRO have a number of centres around the country. If you happen to be travelling around Australia and love the immersion of science fun, check out their other centres too!

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