Opening hours are:

During VIC term: 10am-4pm Tues-Sun

School Holidays: 10-4pm every day

Closed National Public Holidays

*February open for school bookings and venue hire during the week and 10am-4pm on weekends


Groups of 15 or more must book ahead

Family (2 Adults & up to 4 children) $54
Adult $16.00  |  Concession $13.50
Child (5-16 years) $11.50 | Child (3-4 years) $5
Children under 3 free
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Annual Family Membership $104


Upcoming events

FREE Small School Incursions

Mar 1 @ 10:00 am - Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm

FREE High Ability Incursions

Mar 1 @ 10:00 am - Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm

Astronomy Online-Term 4 Discovery VCES

Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm - Dec 9 @ 2:30 pm

What’s inside

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

Visit outer space in our Planetarium and daredevils aged 5 and over can launch themselves down our 7m Vertical Slide.

Planetarium Sessions: 1:30pm weekdays- 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on weekends

Vertical Slide Sessions: 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Directions & Parking

The Discovery Centre is located next door to Bendigo’s train station and bus depot, so it is easily accessible by public transport. View map here.

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. View map here.

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


The Discovery Gift Shop specialises in stocking fascinating educational items and fun science-inspired items that are sure to keep kids busy for hours. It also stocks interesting low cost items that would be great additions to your child’s party packs. Why not pop in and see what’s available?

Gift Voucher