Discover STEM today

Inspiring curiosity in people of all ages!

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

Our Planetarium is capable of screening mind-blowing educational & creative shows.

Face your fears with a 7 metre drop down the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest VERTICAL SLIDE!

For curious minds 5 and under we have Kaleidoscope, a space full of colour and tactile play experiences fenced in to keep curious adventurers safe.




Upcoming events

School Holiday Program
Home School Day 18 October 2023
Enchroma Glasses Giveaway Poster
Sidewalk Astronomy

Plan your visit to Discovery!

The Discovery Science and Technology Centre is a not-for-profit educational and inspirational facility which has come to be seen as both a centre for learning and a place where science is hands-on and fun for regional families and visitors. Discovery’s vision is to break down barriers and make STEM accessible, inclusive and representative for all, by inspiring and nurturing scientific curiosity.

Discovery was established 27 years ago in a beautiful historic Railway Goods Shed near the Bendigo Railway Station.

Spark your curiosity with a trip to Discovery
Come meet Roary, a beautiful (chatty) 2.5meter T-Rex
Experience gravity in a startlingly fun way on our 7 meter tall Vertical Slide
Let the wonders of the universe wash over you in the new Planetarium
Learn through play with hands-on science exhibits.

Come explore our school holiday program “Matter of Life”

Whilst you don’t need to pre-book to come to Discovery we have been finding that the planetarium has been booking out in advance so if you would like to reserve your seat please click the link below.


During Term: 10am-4pm Tues-Sun

School Holidays: 10am-4pm every day

Closed all of February & National Public Holidays


Family (2 Adults & 2 children OR 1 Adult & 3 children) $50
Adult $16.00 | Concession $12
Child (3-16 years) $12
Children under 3 free
Add a planetarium session for $6 per person
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Reserve your planetarium ticket here!

SESSION TIMES- School Holidays
Vertical Slide* 10:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Planetarium Shows 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Science Shows 11:30pm and 1:30pm

* Socks required for slide


The Discovery Centre is located next door to Bendigo’s Train Station and bus depot, so it is easily accessible by public transport.

Coming by car? Park at the Bendigo Marketplace carpark, which can be accessed via Mitchell Street, Edward Street and Arthur Street and has over 1,200 free car park spaces including disabled car park and parents with prams parking spaces.

Bus parking is available behind the Marketplace and alongside the Marketplace loading bay.

Sponsors & Supporters

google-site-verification: google48ab4f9e63d1d567.html