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CSIRO Discovery

North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6246 4646
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The State of the CSIRO

The sad thing about this little museum is that it tells the story of the CSIRO too literally. That... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
Fun and Interactive learning for all

The Discovery Cafe served nice hot food, including Asian food (Laksa, rice dishes, lasagne). The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Winnie W
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  • Poor6%
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North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6246 4646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Metal_Detect0r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 20 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 19 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 25 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Virginia J
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Fun and cheap place to live and explore Australia's contribution to science. Many hands on discoveries

Thank Henwood1
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I liked the CSIRO Discovery Centre. It is a small museum, with a diverse collection of exhibits (some of which do require an update). I really enjoyed the display outlining some of the major discoveries by the CSIRO since it's beginnings- including some products that...More

1  Thank ssyja
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