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Discovery Science and Technology Centre

7 Railway Pl, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5444 4400
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Dated but passionate staff

Some of the exhibits look dated but youthful and enthusiastic hosts (e.g., planetarium) add fresh... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon B
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City of Greater Geelong, Australia
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I Visited there with my girl friend, we really enjoyed it. It is for everyone, not just for... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Paul O
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Bargara, Australia
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Discovery offers a unique and fun way to spend your time and you are sure to learn some really interesting things along the way! With over 100 interactive exhibits to explore, you won't know what to try first. Experience zero gravity as you plummet down the southern hemisphere's tallest Vertical Slide! Immerse yourself in the world above as the Bendigo Planetarium opens up the universe in a whole new way. For the young scientist under eight, Kaleidoscope is just the thing for you! Also enjoy new science and planetarium shows each school holidays. There's something for everyone at Discovery!
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  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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7 Railway Pl, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the exhibits look dated but youthful and enthusiastic hosts (e.g., planetarium) add fresh wonder and knowledge. Boys enjoyed the visit and exercised their courage after a few no-tries on the 2-storey vertical slide. Enjoyable family time.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I Visited there with my girl friend, we really enjoyed it. It is for everyone, not just for kids. The vertical slide was an awesome experience, the man in charge of it was very good to us, as he talked us through what we had...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Lots to see and play with. Kids came back a little bit dusty but they throughly enjoyed the experience.

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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks for your review. Glad to hear your children had a great time! It's difficult keeping an old railway shed spic and span so we're always happy for some help from our little visitors. We hope to have you back again!

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Such a fun place for kids and adults alike. The interactive exhibits are a great educational tool for kids to learn about science. The planetarium is great fun, and the and giant slide well worth a go!

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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thanks for your review Bec - I hope your group can come back during the Easter holidays. We're planning a program around the theme Movie Magic.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit. There are a number of interactive exhibits for the kids, and there are details of the science behind what’s going on. The extra activities for the school holidays are great. Also consider catching the train rather than driving, it’s just...More

Thank Elizabeth R
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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thanks for the vote of confidence - and yes, V/line is a great way to arrive from Swan Hill, Echuca or the Melbourne line.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The Discovery Centre provided a range of hand on activities that kept the children engaged for more than 3 hours. We could have stayed longer but we had other plans for the day. Well worth the $48 for pensioner and 3 children. The staff were...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Went with my 7 year old grandson and he loved it. Some of the things are a bit dated but he met a couple of other boys there and they had a lot of fun. The vertical slide caused lots of excitement and the planetarium...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend an hour and a half on a Sunday afternoon. Out kids are 11 & 12. Much older and they’d lose interest I think. Lots on hands on science experiments. Topped off by half an hour on the vertical slide. It allows...More

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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thanks for the review Tonkinnz - watch this space. We have some renewal plans to hopefully extend the ages of engagement. Glad your children had a great time.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We visited here a few weeks ago and we just loved the place! First impressions was that it was a little small, but once we walked around we had plenty to entertain us for hours. Only criticisms are that a few of the displays need...More

Thank Kat T
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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi Kat, Thank you so much for your review - and you are so right. Our exhibit floor has been loved by visitors for twenty one years. It is one of our priorities to create a master plan to bring the floor into the 21st...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Last time I was there it was the same things nothing new and still just as expensive!!! So go elsewhere unless you haven't been before because it is good for the first time. Otherwise the Melbourne science works is next on the list of science...More

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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi nshoi, Thanks for the feedback - we have plans to refresh the exhibits, but taking a bit more time than we anticipated. We have to be very careful how we spend money, as a community run organisation, we don't have the budget that Scienceworks...More

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