Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia

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Geoscience Australia is Australia's national geoscience research and geospatial information agency.

The large foyer area at Geoscience Australia displays a superb collection of world-class minerals, rocks, fossils, maps and historical equipment.

Learn about the activities of Geoscience Australia, and the clever low energy geo-thermal heating/cooling system of their award-winning building. Experience a walk through time by taking the one kilometre Geological Timewalk.

The Geoscience Australia Education Centre provides engaging, curriculum linked, hands on activities for a range of school-aged audiences. Bookings are essential for the Education Centre.

  • Girl looking at rocks under a microscope

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Weekdays: 9am - 5pm; Weekends: Closed; Public Holidays: Closed

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Geoscience Australia

Corner Hindmarsh Drive and Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 31 REVIEWS

Ranked #44 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Appreciate the collection”

Reviewed on 07/01/2020

Multiple cabinets of gems, meteors, fossils, minerals on beautiful display. Can easily spend time there looking at the huge variety on show. Well set out and labelled.

Review by

Michelle M

“Fascinating Earth!”

Reviewed on 11/12/2019

If you are interested in our dynamic planet and valuable resources it has to offer, this is the place to explore. Fascinating collection of fossils, rocks, minerals etc. and more. You even see the...

Review by

Helena54_13

“Lots of interesting exhibits”

Reviewed on 07/12/2019

A variety of gemstones, crystals and rocks to look at as well as displays on eathquakes and geology. The cafe is excellent too.

Review by

775traveller

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