With over 100 fascinating exhibits to explore, Discovery is sure to have something to capture every imagination!

Be sure to look out for the whacky mirrors that make you look really strange, see how a pair of thongs can be used to play a tune on the Thong-A-Phone, listen as your own voice echoes back at you through a tube that is almost as long as Discovery itself, shoot ping pong balls amazing distances only using the air that surrounds them or spell out a message using the Air Cannon, and that’s just to name a few!

There are also some downloadable self-guided tours, based around particular themes, if you would like to get even more from our exhibits! The Educational tours have a few more questions, discussion topics and activities (aimed mostly for 10 years and over) that add an extra level of complexitiy to the scientific phenomena explored in each exhibit.

Walk of Light - Family Tour

Walk of Light - Educational Tour

Especially created for the September school holidays, 2016:

Walk of Sound - Family Tour

While we try to keep the maps as up to date as possible, some exhibits may have moved or be under repairs. See a staff member if you can't find one you are interested in. 



Vertical Slide

For the more courageous amongst us, parents and children alike can line up to be dropped down our Vertical Slide!

With a drop of seven metres and falling at a speed of 30-40km per hour, the Vertical Slide is definitely not for the faint hearted!

The Vertical Slide is open at: 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm daily.

Entry on the Vertical Slide is included in the Discovery general admission and
all sliders must be at least five years of age.

Slide and Floor



For the young scientist under six, Kaleidoscope is just the thing for you!

Enter through the giant rainbow and learn about the fun world of science.

Ride the miniature John Deer tractor, search for treasure in the mini gold mine and see the world through the eyes of a giraffe!

You're never too young to learn about science! Check out our new Curious Kids program which is especially designed for children aged 3-5!

Kaleidoscope is proudly supported by The Ian Potter Foundation.