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CSIRO Discovery

OPEN: 9am–5pm Monday to Friday, 11am–3pm Sunday (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

ADDRESS: Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain

PHONE: 02 6246 4646


ADMISSION: Fees apply

At Black Mountain in Canberra, CSIRO have established the Discovery Centre, a major tourist attraction for visitors to the ACT. CSIRO Discovery is a 6,000 square metre complex that contains an exciting, interactive exhibition covering topics such as gene technology, food and nutrition, new technologies, medical advances, the new age sheep and alternative forms of energy. It also contains a spectacular atrium, cafe and actual research laboratories.

At CSIRO Discovery every member of the family can experience the many facets of science research that touch our daily lives. CSIRO Discovery provides an opportunity for kids to experience real, hands-on science in the Optuslab, to learn more and interesting facts about little live creatures, to view a 3D film, interact with a computer desktop or just learn more about Australia’s many scientific achievements from CSIRO , Australia’s largest research organization. CSIRO Discovery is an attraction not to be missed on a visit to Canberra!