CSIRO Discovery Centre

CSIRO Discovery Centre

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

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

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

Get up close to a giant stick insect. Look through a microscope at samples from CSIRO’s national research collections. Take the kids on a QR Code hunt.

There’s something for everyone at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

  • CSIRO Discovery Centre
    CSIRO Discovery Centre
  • CSIRO Discovery Centre
    CSIRO Discovery Centre

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9 am - 4.30 pm

COSTS

Between $7.00 and $10.00
Child, Student, Concession: $7

Adult: $10

Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) $30

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Location

CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Restaurant

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 57 REVIEWS

Ranked #71 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Small but informative centre!”

Reviewed on 08/01/2020

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...

Review by

gwendolphyn

“Very informative”

Reviewed on 07/01/2020

Lots of displays showing animals, agriculture, space, technology. A lot of reading, young children activity area, not too much hands on.

Review by

Michelle M

“A great place for inquisitive children”

Reviewed on 17/12/2019

If you have children with an interest in anything involving insects, the environment this could be a great place to spend a few hours, especially on a wet or hot day as it is all indoors.

Review by

Alison C

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