General Education Programs
Explore real CSIRO science at our Discovery Centre in Canberra.
The CSIRO Discovery Centre offers an interactive journey through CSIRO and Australian science history. It is one of Canberra's major attractions and is definitely worth adding to your list of things to do when you visit the city.
The attraction presents science in an entertaining way to demystify it, and educate kids and adults of all ages about the fascinating world of research and innovation.
The exhibition is self-guided and allows visitors to immerse themselves in stories of Australian research and its value to society. A highlight of visiting Discovery is viewing the 3D movie exploring the latest in CSIRO and Australian science and research. The centre opened in May 2000.
Please contact the Discovery Centre if you wish to bring a group for a visit.
An onsite cafe is situated adjacent to the Discovery Centre. It is open between 7.30am and 4pm. Be sure to stop by for lunch or a coffee.
School visits to the Discovery Centre
School groups can visit the Discovery Centre during opening hours. In our 90 minute 'Discover CSIRO' facilitated program, students will hear about current CSIRO research and have time to explore the interactive exhibits. Cost is $10 per person. Bookings are essential.
Bookings for 2018 will open 1 May 2017. Please email [email protected] for more information.