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About Canberra's CSIRO Discovery Centre

The CSIRO Discovery Centre offers an interactive journey through CSIRO and Australian science history, showcasing our innovative science and technology to solve Australia's greatest challenges across areas such as energy, the environment, water, agriculture and food, digital technology, space, natural collections, oceans and many more.

Public Sessions

CSIRO Discovery Centre is generally open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday however opening hours vary with school bookings. Please email to arrange a time.


See CSIRO Discovery Centre location and map for how to get there. The entrance to the Discovery Centre is clearly marked at our Black Mountain site in Canberra.

Keeping COVID safe

See our COVID Safe Plan which applies to all of our Australian sites.

School visits to the Discovery Centre

We welcome school groups to the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Monday-Thursday, between 9am and 4.30pm. We offer several facilitated programs for visiting school groups. Costs apply and bookings are essential.

Please contact us at for more information on our programs and the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

Explore real CSIRO science at our Discovery Centre in Canberra. ©  Daniel Boud

Discover CSIRO

Suitable for all ages (90 minutes).

A popular and engaging exhibition-based program covering all general capabilities of the curriculum, focusing on ICT capability as well as critical and creative thinking. Students participate in an interactive activity to discover how CSIRO's innovations in science, technology, engineering and maths have influenced their lives.

Accessibility information for the CSIRO Discovery Centre


If you require special considerations for your group visit, please contact the Discovery Centre reception on


Accessible parking spaces are available on North Science Rd, next to the public entrance of the Discovery Centre. Please refer to the CSIRO Discovery Centre location and map for more location details.


The Discovery Centre is located on the ground floor of the Discovery Building. There is a flight of stairs or a lift leading to the Discovery Centre on the ground floor. Additional seating is available in the exhibit spaces.


The Discovery Centre exhibition space is wheelchair accessible, with signage and displays appropriate for seated height. There is a wheelchair available for use if required (free of charge).


There are public bathroom located on Level 1 and Level 2 in the Discovery Centre. There is a unisex, ambulant accessible bathroom located on Level 2 (access via the lift or stairs).

Sensory accessibility

The Discovery Centre has written explanations for exhibits and open captioned videos.

Discovery Centre

CSIRO Discovery Centre

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