Set in the heritage-listed Railway Goods Shed; the Discovery Science & Technology Centre offers an exciting and unique setting for your next corporate function, engagement party or birthday.

For a truly memorable event why not break the ice with a plummet down the southern hemisphere's tallest Vertical Slide, or, let us take you on a guided journey around the solar system in the Bendigo Planetarium while you're here? Entrance to our 100+ hands-on exhibits is included with your function booking.

Near to the station, and with plenty of surrounding parking, Discovery is highly convenient too! We have a variety of function spaces that can accomodate many different events. For more information on what we can offer, contact our friendly team on (03) 5444 4400, send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come visit the centre and see for yourself.

All bookings come with:

  • A dedicated customer service staff member.
  • Entrance to our 100+ hands-on exhibits.
  • Amenities, including accessible amenities.

Rooms and Spaces:

Centre: Under special circumstances, we may be able to offer the entire centre for your private function.

Capacity: 150 pax


  • A large hall with historic features.
  • Standard audio visual equipment.
  • Basic stage lighting.
  • Flexible layout.

Capacity (based on seating arrangements):

  • Theatre style seating: 100 pax
  • U Shaped: 60 pax
  • Buffett: 70 pax
  • Cocktail Function: 100 pax
  • Classroom: 50 pax


  • Laboratory style room at the front of the building.
  • Decorative wall of antique science equipment.
  • Many accessible sinks.
  • Standard audio and visual equipment
  • Flexible layout.


  • Theatre style seating: 50 pax
  • Classroom: 35 pax

Board Room

  • Large office space that overlooks much of the centre
  • Private reception area
  • Private sink
  • Flexible layout
  • Internal connection to Bellatrix room for extra space.
  • Not accessible to wheelchairs.

Capacity: 30 pax


Function price is on application only, with a quote sent out once details are confirmed. Included is a staff member to help throughout the event, however, an after-hours fee is applied before 9am and after 6pm. Entrance to our 100+ hands-on exhibits is included in the function cost. Whilst we cannot provide catering beyond tea and coffee facilities, there are many great catering companies in Bendigo that we are happy to recommend.

Terms and Conditions

  • We reserve the right to invoice for additional activities after the visit.
  • Discovery is wheelchair accessible (exclusive of the Orion Suites).
  • Carers receive free entry on presentation of a carer’s card.


  • Cancellations 48 hours of the function date will be charged 50% of the full amount as per the booking confirmation.
  • A failure to show, or a cancelation on the day of the function (<12 hours prior) will result in 100% of the amount being charged as per the booking confirmation.

For more information about functions at Discovery please contact our friendly team
on (03) 5444 4400 for further enquiries. Alternatively, email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.