General Education Programs

CSIRO Discovery Centre


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About Us

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.

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 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.

Quick Facts About The Region

CSIRO Discovery Centre at Black Mountain is located in the suburbs of Acton and Canberra Central, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.