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Geoscience Australia

Girl looking at rocks under a microscope
Girl looking at rocks under a microscope


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.

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Corner Hindmarsh Drive and Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

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“Cool place”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 11mos ago by DayTrip34708610459

Cool place to go if you have a spare bit of time. Good information on all the different types of rocks, crystals and opals etc.

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“Well worth a visit”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Sublimerose

An amazing collection of minerals, fossils, crystals and meteorites. There’s even a whopper gold nugget on display! Ask at reception for the scavenger hunt sheet to keep young kids interested. We...

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“Appreciate the collection”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2yrs ago by Michelle M

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.

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  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Interactive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet