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CSIRO Discovery

North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6246 4646
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Great fun and no cost to take to tour!

I was hanging out with a guy from work and his family and we took his kids to the CSIRO discovery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
holidaytime2222
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Sydney, Australia
Fun and interactive

I've been here a number of times and array of different sections ranging from alive insects to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick E
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
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+61 2 6246 4646

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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 21 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
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This was the first place we went to in Canberra and we enjoyed it but after visiting other places such as Questacon, I realised how dated and boring the displays were. It was free entry although it is not advertised as not even that is...More

1  Thank Ozetravellers
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This place has the feeling of something that was put together as an afterthought. As others have said, glad we didn't have to pay. My 13-year old was bored in 20 minutes and he usually loves this stuff. It didn't help that there were a...More

2  Thank mahajoma
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