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Address: North Science Rd, Canberra 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6246 4646
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

To start with after driving around and around the percent for 45 minutes I discovered that yes it was true there are only 4 car parks allocated to the Discovery Centre visitors and every other carpark was for CSIRO staff. Thankfully it was free entry today I would have felt extremely ripped off paying for it. Most interactive exhibits were... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

I have lived in Canberra for about 2 months now and have started running out of touristy things to go and see. Thought I would pay a visit to the CSRIO discovery centre on my day off. It was ok, don't get me wrong, but I would not pay the $10 entry fee (entry was free today as many of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

We enjoyed this centre but would have enjoyed it much more if our 7 year old was interested in reading all of the many pieces of information in the exhibits. There is central interactive section was more of a hit but it does say on their website that it is aimed at 12+ aged kids. It was also smaller than... More 

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