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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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Boring now!

Last time I was there it was the same things nothing new and still just as expensive!!! So go... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
nshoi
via mobile
Didn't expect to have this much fun.

When we entered we actually considered not going further in. But boy am I glad we did. It's much... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Peter L
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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!
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“school holidays” (11 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 10 September 2017 via mobile

Last time I was there it was the same things nothing new and still just as expensive!!! So go elsewhere unless you haven't been before because it is good for the first time. Otherwise the Melbourne science works is next on the list of science...More

Thank nshoi
Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi nshoi, Thanks for the feedback - we have plans to refresh the exhibits, but taking a bit more time than we anticipated. We have to be very careful how we spend money, as a community run organisation, we don't have the budget that Scienceworks...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

When we entered we actually considered not going further in. But boy am I glad we did. It's much more interesting and fun than it appears definitely worth the visit.

Thank Peter L
Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks so much Peter L - peering into an old warehouse can make it feel like a gamble paying for entry. The team is pleased you took the punt.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

More stuff for kids than science works including vertical drop, mirror maze. Just fix your mouse trap and I'm happy with a good hour of entertainment.More

Thank Bootheman
Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for the review Bootheman. We're challenged to fix the kinetic machine because when we take it off the floor for repairs we get so many complaints. We close in February and one of the big jobs then will be a refit of the machine....More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I read all the reviews first and my boy still wanted to go. The parking was fine, I didn't park near the building but in the shopping centre car park with no hassles at all. The staff were ( for lack of a better word...More

Thank Lena B
Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you Lena - you're right, what adults think will be good and what children engage with are sometimes in sync, and sometimes completely different. I wish you'd stayed for the rest of the science show - the water and fuel rockets are fun and...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Spent 3 hours here with my kids (9 and 7). Spent a long time with the exhibits which are very interactive and hand on. Went to the planetarium and science show as well. A great activity for the kids and I had fun too.

Thank WinnieTherPooh
Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review Winnie. And we're very glad you had a good time. We're proud of our school holiday activities, and happy your children enjoyed them.

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We spent a very engaging afternoon at the centre. There are so many hands on activities that can be enjoyed by school age children but with enough complexity and challenge for big kids as well. Some of the exhibits need a bit of TLC but...More

Thank xartec
Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for the review Xartec. We work hard on our school holiday programs, and it's rewarding to get feedback. We are working on a medium term strategy to upgrade the exhibits we have on our floor, with the main aim of them being hands...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Great place for the kids. We never tire going here. The kids and I love learning here. Hours of entertainment.

Thank Shane P
Jonathan R, General Manager at Discovery Science and Technology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for your review Shane.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

There's so much for little ones to see and do here. A great way to spend a couple of hours especially on a rainy day. Even us adults enjoyed some of it! Worth a visit.

Thank ShoeiFantaRaraBubba
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Today myself & another worker took two clients (disabled) to venue. Both clients had pension cards but only one client had companion card as the other clients parents were in the process of applying for companion card...the employee refused free entry to one of us...More

Thank gemini61
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Took the two young kids ( 3&5 ) and they had heaps of fun. Plenty of things to do with cause and effect eg I do this this happens spent 2hr half to three hours and the kids were smiling and wanted to stay longer.

Thank James E
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