Regular events:

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Curious Kids (science for 3 - 5 year olds)

Sidewalk Astronomy (BDAS)  (fun astronomy for the whole family)

Coder Dojo (technology mentoring for 7 - 17 year olds)


Upcoming events


Koori Curious Kids (November 23rd, 24th, 28th & 29th)


Discovery is sharing the science and technology knowledge of the Dja Dja Wurrung people with some special pre-school events in November.

23rd & 24th November at 1000 and 1100: Damien Saunders will share some Dja Dja Wurrung culture, then help children to make ochre paint.

28th & 29th November at 1000 and 1100: Aunty Maryline Nicholls will share the lessons from a creation story and then introduce weaving in a hands on workshop

Bookings are essential for child participants, adult supervisors do not need to book a place. You can register here

These events are free, and made possible by the City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants program.

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Splish Splash School Holidays (December 27th 2017 - January 29th 2018)

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Splish Splash - Discovery's summer school holidays are all about water. From December 27th 2017 until January 29th 2018 you can find out all about water, where it comes from, how we use it, and what it can do!

Tickets: Adults $16.00 | Concessions $13.50 | Children (5-16 years) $11.50 | Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $54

Public Session Times (no extra cost, Planetarium ticketed due to seating restrictions)

Splish Splash Science Show

Noon and 2pm daily

Planaquarium Planetarium Show

11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm daily

Splish Splash Hands on Activity

11.30am to 2.30pm

Contact 03 5444 4400

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Science Sizzle (January 27th)



Come join us on January 27th from 10am for Discovery's second annual Science Sizzle! Discovery closes every February for maintenance and upgrades, and we want to celebrate another great year. We'll be making bunsen burgers, interstellar snags and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream! We'll also be running our sesnsational Splish Splash School Holiday Program.

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Discovery Homeschool Day (January 31st, 2018)

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Home school families can enjoy a full day at Discovery for $15 per child participant (supervising adults are free for this event). Explore two of our exciting new science workshops and, with a lower and upper primary workshop running at the same time, everyone will find something to inspire and extend themselves.

Our Minibeast workshop is brand new and all about bugs! Minibeasts allows mini scientists to explore of the world around them, what makes things living and non-living, the needs of living things and a few weird and wonderful adaptations. Running 11am - 12pm.

Our Light and Shadow workshop is all about creativity and problem solving. Children explore how light and shadows are related using different light sources, and explore creating 2d images from 3d shapes. Running 11am -12pm.

Break for lunch from 12.30pm - 1pm - families can bring food and eat it in the auditorium together. 

1pm Slide session

From 2-3pm Discovery will also show two Planetarium shows which cover different topics.

With tea and coffee provided it is a great chance for children and parents alike to socialise and share knowledge and experiences.

Register here to secure your place. 


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Discovery STEAM networking (March 13th)

STEM networking event 2018

On March 13th 2018 Discovery is hosting a networking event for STEAM educators and professionals from Bendigo and beyond. Participants will get to experience an excursion to Discovery, including some of our Inquiry Workshops, and get to meet and learn from other STEAM enthusiasts. Contact us for more information on (03) 5444 4400. 

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