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Discovery Science & Technology Centre

Location: 7 Railway Place, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia


Point of difference

Discovery offers a unique and fun way to spend your time...and you're sure to learn some really interesting things along the way!


With loads of interactive exhibits to explore, you won't know what to try first at Discovery! Be sure to look out for the whacky mirrors that make you look really strange, the echoing chamber that repeats your words a thousand times over and don't forget to play a tune on the thong-a-phone!

Some popular Discovery favourites include:

Bendigo Planetarium: Sit back, relax on a bean bag, and become immersed in the world above as we take you on a guided journey through the cosmos, venturing to places you've never been before. Each 20 minute show explores the wonders of astronomy and showcases the limitless phenomena in the sky above. Planetarium shows can be seen at 1:30pmTuesday - Friday and 11:30am and 1:30pm on weekends and school holidays.

Vertical Slide: Discovery is famous for the southern hemisphere's tallest Vertical Slide. If you're a thrill seeker, the Vertical Slide is definitely something that you will want to try. With a sheer drop of seven metres you will fall at a speed of 30-40km per hour! All sliders must be at least five years of age. You can plummet down the Vertical Slide at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Kaleidoscope: Think you're too young for science? Think again. For the young scientist under six, learn the basic principles of maths and science through the colourful and fun exhibits in Kaleidoscope.

The Discovery Gift Shop: If you are looking for an unusual gift, then the Discovery Gift Shop is the place to go. The Discovery Gift Shop specialises in stocking fascinating educational items that are sure to keep kids busy for hours.

Birthdays at Discovery: Looking for a birthday party with a difference? Discovery is sure to make your birthday one to remember. We provide a private room, the invitations, party food, party bags, and of course, the fun! All you need to do is invite the guests!

Sleepovers at Discovery: Organising your next group sleepover is no longer a nightmare. A sleepover at Discovery is the perfect way to compliment any school excursion to Bendigo. We provide dinner, activities to keep everyone entertained, plenty of time to explore the exhibits, somewhere unique to sleep and, of course, breakfast!

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received at any time will incur an administration fee from the Bendigo Visitor Centre of $27.50.
The Discovery Science & Technology Centre offers full refunds if cancellation is made 48 hours or more prior to tour. 80% refund offered if cancellation is made between 48 hours and 12 hours prior. No refund offered if cancellation is made on the day of or following the tour.


The Discovery Science & Technology Centre is located in the heart of Bendigo's CBD. Adjacent to the Bendigo Marketplace and Bendigo Railway Station.