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Address: North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
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Great place to take the kids - free

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
508chaneller
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Canberra, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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250 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting, especially with kids & 2 hours easily disappears. The updated facilities are excellent.

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Thank Virginia J
Canberra, Australia
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178 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank 508chaneller
Yeppoon, Australia
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270 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Fun and cheap place to live and explore Australia's contribution to science. Many hands on discoveries

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Thank Henwood1
Sydney, Australia
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156 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 are in mass production & common use- Softly & Aeroguard for example. If you have... More 

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1 Thank ssyja
Gold Coast
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200 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 up to date! There is a number of displays about what the CSIRO is doing... More 

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1 Thank Ozetravellers
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 few school groups in that were running everywhere and making a lot of noise. Disappointing... More 

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2 Thank mahajoma
Australia
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234 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Great if you are a science buff. No one there when we went and had a lovely chat with staff. Very interesting. You need to have to work at finding it and will take about 45 mins to get around. Beats the hustle of Q and a bit more grown up.

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1 Thank caseyj1937
Greater Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

We were in and out in about 20 minutes - luckily we didn't have to pay when we went. Probably better for 12+ rather than a 6&7 year olds. Quite a few exhibits broken

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Did have some difficulty parking but found a spot in the end. Went yesterday and entry was free. Very quiet and didn't seem much there. Not sure if it was free because exhibits were closed. But with so many other free museums with what i saw wouldn't want to pay for this one

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2 Thank Ian S
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Found The Discovery Centre Very informative Enjoyed Our Self guided Tour Of The Displays. Staff Were Extremely Helpfull And Informative.

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