• Discovery Science & Technology Centre


Discovery offers a unique and fun way to spend your time...and you're 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 at Discovery! Be sure to look out for the whacky mirrors that make you look really strange, the echoing chamber that repeats your words a thousand times over and don't forget to play a tune on the thong-a-phone!

Some popular Discovery favourites include:

The Bendigo Planetarium: With a brand new state-of-the-art dome theatre and high-resolution laser projectors, the new Bendigo Planetarium is capable of screening a huge range of mind-blowing educational and creative shows about the body, our earth and the universe. See incredible new images from NASA’s James Webb telescope on our 7.5 metre dome! Planetarium shows happen daily. Please check our website for session times.

Vertical Slide: Discovery is famous for the southern hemisphere's tallest Vertical Slide! If you're a thrill seeker, the Vertical Slide is definitely something that you will want to try. With a sheer drop of seven metres you will fall at a speed of 30-40km per hour! All sliders must be at least five years of age. You can plummet down the Vertical Slide multiple times daily.

Kaleidoscope: Enjoy the wonders of our pre-school playground for the young scientists in your life! For kids under 6, our play based learning space is dedicated to creative exploration. Build blocks, mine for gold in our tiny replica poppet head, or sit back and read through our mini library. We also run a weekly Curious Kids Science Story time during school terms.

School Holiday Science Shows: Every school term we create a unique and fascinating themed science show with exhilarating experiments! We have our famous Treasure Hunt, extra Planetarium shows and even more Vertical Slide sessions! Keep an eye on our website or socials for special announcements.

Birthdays at Discovery: Looking for a birthday party with a difference? Discovery is sure to make your birthday one to remember. We provide a private room, the invitations, party food, party bags, and of course, the fun! All you need to do is invite the guests!

Sleepovers at Discovery: Organising your next group sleepover is no longer a nightmare. A sleepover at Discovery is the perfect way to compliment any school excursion to Bendigo. We provide dinner, activities to keep everyone entertained, plenty of time to explore the exhibits, somewhere unique to sleep and, of course, breakfast!

The Discovery Gift Shop: If you are looking for an unusual gift, then the Discovery Gift Shop is the place to go. The Discovery Gift Shop specialises in stocking fascinating educational items that are sure to keep kids busy for hours.

10am-4pm Tuesday - Sunday. CLOSED Mondays. Closed all of February & National Public Holidays
7 Railway Place, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia
(03) 5444 4400
[email protected]

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