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CSIRO Discovery Centre

The CSIRO Discovery Centre offers an engaging interactive renewable energy display for families to enjoy. Come to learn how renewable energy and energy in general is produced and much more.

The CSIRO Discovery Centre offers an interactive journey through CSIRO and Australian science history. It is one of Canberra's major attractions and is definitely worth adding to your list of things to do when you visit the city. The attraction presents science in an entertaining way to demystify it, and educate kids and adults of all ages about the fascinating world of research and innovation.

The exhibition is self-guided and allows visitors to immerse themselves in stories of Australian research and its value to society. A highlight of visiting Discovery is viewing the 3D movie exploring the latest in CSIRO and Australian science and research.

Please contact the Discovery Centre if you wish to bring a group for a visit.


Located at our Black Mountain site in Canberra, enter from Clunies Ross Street and follow the signs to the Discovery Centre.


Monday to Friday from 9am - 4:30pm

Closed on weekends and public holidays, except by appointment

An onsite cafe is situated adjacent to the Discovery Centre. It is open between 7.30am and 4pm. Be sure to stop by for lunch or a coffee.