Functions

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

Team building day’s can include a STEM activity that foster resilience, collaboration and design thinking.

As part of your booking, you can experience the thrill of a Vertical Slide session and enjoy access to 100+ hands-on exhibits.

The Centre

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

Equipped with up to date audio visual equipment, stage lighting, and a flexible layout.

Trestle tables and chairs are available for use and can be set up in your choice of configuration, with a maximum capacity of 150 people.

Your booking includes access to our kitchen and all amenities.

Auditorium

The Discovery Auditorium is a large, recently renovated hall with historic features, equipped with up to date audio visual equipment, stage lighting, and a flexible layout. The room and amenities are wheelchair accessible.

Trestle tables and chairs are available for use and can be set up in your choice of configuration, with a maximum capacity of 150 people.

Your booking includes access to our kitchen and amenities.

The Lab

For an authentic science experience, the Discovery Laboratory makes for a fun and interesting function space!

Equipped with audio visual equipment, with plenty of scope for experiments.

Tables and chairs are available for use, with a maximum capacity of 15 – 20 people.

Your booking includes access to our kitchen and amenities.

Board Room

Our recently renovated Board Room overlooks the Discovery Centre and is equipped with a computer compatible television, tea and coffee facilities, and a kitchenette. Tables and chairs can be configured in several arrangements, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.

Your booking includes access to our kitchen and amenities.

The Planetarium

The new Planetarium can comfortably fit 40 adults.

For those looking for a unique experience for their next function, your imagination can be your guide!

Think:

Dinner under the stars

Aquarium sleepovers while barracuda and shoals of fish glide above you

Cosmic cocktail parties

360 Video games and karaoke nights

And so much more…

Team Building

You can add a team building exercise to your venue hire at Discovery or hire us to come out to you!

Our team building workshops build STEM skills such as resilience, collaboration critical and creative thinking and problem solving.

Our workshops are fun and engaging for team sizes ranging from 5 to 40 people and run for between 45-90minutes. With Venue hire it is just an additional $150 and $550 for us to come to you.

CERTIFIED SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Social procurement is when organisations use their buying power to generate social value. Discovery is a certified social trader. By choosing to host your event or function at Discovery your money is going back into the community via the many educational programs we host.

Use the money you’re spending today, to build a fairer and more equitable Australia.

Venue Hire Booking Enquiry

Pricing

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.

Contact our Bookings Officer directly to discuss venue options at bookings@discovery.asn.au or by completing the bookings form. We will be back in touch shortly to confirm details.

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