Discovery Science & Technology Centre
About Discovery Science & Technology Centre
Get ready to ignite your curiosity as we introduce you to Australia's pioneering regional science and technology institution, the Discovery Science & Technology Centre. Established in 1995 and functioning as a not-for-profit community enterprise since 2015, the centre boasts an impressive historical milestone - it was the first centre outside a major city in the country.
Conceived by the Industry and Education Consortium, the centre rapidly garnered the support of the Victorian Government and the City of Greater Bendigo. Thanks to their collaboration and significant backing from major corporates, this phenomenal learning hub took birth in the historic Railway Goods Building, meticulously preserved by Woolworths Limited.
Today, over 30,000 inquisitive and eager explorers pass through the Centre's doors each year, basking in the marvels of science and technology. Embrace the opportunity to unravel the mysteries of our world at this prestigious, one-of-a-kind institution!
What to do at Discovery Science & Technology Centre
Embark on an enthralling expedition to Bendigo's historical past at the Discovery Science & Technology Centre! Dive into the captivating narrative of the Centre's former life as Bendigo's Railway Goods Shed since 1862 and its integral role in the community. Unravel the mesmerizing tales of the railway's conception, architectural marvels, and unforeseen incidents.
Engage all your senses in an exclusive after-dark promenade through the edifice led by the charismatic local expert Shane Steve. Elevated by a visually stunning multimedia display in our state-of-the-art Planetarium, this expedition promises a stimulating and unforgettable experience.
Embark on a captivating journey with over 100 enthralling exhibits designed to spark your imagination at Discovery Science & Technology Centre. Witness the magic of whacky mirrors that transform your appearance, delight in the melodic tunes played on a unique Thong-A-Phone, and marvel at the power of air as you control ping-pong balls and send messages through the Air Cannon. Embrace the echoes of your own voice within a colossal tube, and discover countless more wonders, all waiting to be uncovered!
One local company in Bendigo that is involved in this tourist attraction;
Name: Concrete Bendigo Pro
Address: 116 Harpin St, East Bendigo VIC 3550
Phone: (03) 4420 4792