Hands on learning

Our aim is to inspire and nurture scientific curiosity and to encourage hands-on exploration. Through hands-on school programs, such as our challenge workshops, students will have the opportunity to learn science concepts that link to curriculum standards, as well as develop skills in imagination, teamwork and resilience. Our interactive exhibits and tailored planetarium programs also fulfil science curriculum and broader educational outcomes.

Contact our Booking Officer by emailing bookings@discovery.asn.au

Educators Guide

Inspiring and nurturing scientific curiosity!

Discovery Centre Bendigo

Educational Visit

General Entry (Slide & Exhibits)
Additional $4.00

Additional $8.00
1 free adult per 10 students ($12 per additional adult)


This program is FREE for rural and regional government primary schools across Victoria thanks to the support of the Department of Education and Training. Non-government schools can have their own private sessions for $18 per Student for the whole term!

Early Learning

Kaleidoscope, Planetarium, general exhibits and a workshop

$10.50 per child
1 free adult per 5 students ($12 per additional adult)
2 hours – larger groups may require more time.


Curriculum aligned workshop brought into your classroom.

$550 for first Workshop Session
$100 per additional Workshop session
Maximum 30 students per session, Maximum 4 sessions per day

Explore the wonders of astronomy and the sky above in our Planetarium.

Hands-on science fun is inescapable as you explore 100+ exhibits in the Discovery Centre.

Our Vertical Slide offers an experience of gravity and friction you’ll never forget!

With guidance from a trained science explainer, students learn and explore scientific principles.

Contact us

General visit allow 2 hours Educational visit allow 2.5 hours If you have more than 60 students please allow an additional half-hour