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CSIRO Discovery Centre

CSIRO Discovery Centre
CSIRO Discovery Centre


Explore an interactive display of CSIRO’s world-leading research at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

From plastic banknotes to WiFi, and Aerogard to Softly, CSIRO innovations have been improving the lives of people in Australia for more than 100 years.

Find out about CSIRO's latest research. Look through a microscope at samples from CSIRO’s national research collections. Take the kids on a QR Code hunt.

Opening hours may vary. Please check the website before visiting.

Building works are underway across the site and parking near the building may be difficult to find.

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North Science Road, Building 702, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 59 reviews

“Family-friendly STEM Place”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by stangctang

Extremely family-friendly, staffs are nice and patient. You can always discover new things happening there. For me, I think at least 3 to 4 hours will be needed to stay and have fun there

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“Interesting but small”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Gini63

We enjoyed our time here but it was very small and more geared towards school groups. There was also an entry fee which I couldn't see on their website. The cafe was great though and well priced with...

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“Small but informative centre!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4yrs ago by gwendolphyn

As I've mentioned in the title, the discovery centre is rather small. Though it is educational and informative, some of the exhibits seem to need upgrades/maintenance. It was smaller than I expected...

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  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)