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Discovery Science and Technology Centre

7 Railway Pl, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5444 4400
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The Centre allows children down to very young ages the opportunity to explore the physics of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
3 kids LOVED their visit

Took our 3 children aged 10 months, 5 and 7. They all loved it. There was so much to see and do and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lea1912
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Melbourne, Australia
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Discovery offers a unique and fun way to spend your time and you are 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. Experience zero gravity as you plummet down the southern hemisphere's tallest Vertical Slide! Immerse yourself in the world above as the Bendigo Planetarium opens up the universe in a whole new way. For the young scientist under eight, Kaleidoscope is just the thing for you! Also enjoy new science and planetarium shows each school holidays. There's something for everyone at Discovery!
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“vertical slide” (25 reviews)
“school holidays” (13 reviews)
“all ages” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7 Railway Pl, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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+61 3 5444 4400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Centre allows children down to very young ages the opportunity to explore the physics of everyday things with experiments they can do with sound, light, perception and much more. they can learn while having fun. Children do try to break things, but what is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 3 children aged 10 months, 5 and 7. They all loved it. There was so much to see and do and learn about. We went on the school holidays so there was an extra show on which was also very exciting for our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone really enjoyed our visit to the Centre, there were heaps of exhibits to enjoy along with the vertical slide, planetarium show and science show. We all enjoyed the science show most with lots of laughter and amazing things to learn. Great gift shop also...More

Thank Saminda E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best things to do in Bendigo!! Great value - lots of interesting interactive exhibits, great shows, and fun science toys in the shop.

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited many times and the kids absolutely love it! The school holiday programs are put together extremely well and it's always a really fun and educational experience.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Some of the exhibits look dated but youthful and enthusiastic hosts (e.g., planetarium) add fresh wonder and knowledge. Boys enjoyed the visit and exercised their courage after a few no-tries on the 2-storey vertical slide. Enjoyable family time.

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I Visited there with my girl friend, we really enjoyed it. It is for everyone, not just for kids. The vertical slide was an awesome experience, the man in charge of it was very good to us, as he talked us through what we had...More

Thank Paul O
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Lots to see and play with. Kids came back a little bit dusty but they throughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank dreambounty
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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thanks for your review. Glad to hear your children had a great time! It's difficult keeping an old railway shed spic and span so we're always happy for some help from our little visitors. We hope to have you back again!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Such a fun place for kids and adults alike. The interactive exhibits are a great educational tool for kids to learn about science. The planetarium is great fun, and the and giant slide well worth a go!

Thank Bec A
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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for your review Bec - I hope your group can come back during the Easter holidays. We're planning a program around the theme Movie Magic.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit. There are a number of interactive exhibits for the kids, and there are details of the science behind what’s going on. The extra activities for the school holidays are great. Also consider catching the train rather than driving, it’s just...More

Thank Elizabeth R
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Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thanks for the vote of confidence - and yes, V/line is a great way to arrive from Swan Hill, Echuca or the Melbourne line.

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