To inspire and nurture scientific curiosity.
To create an inspiring visitor experience, become an integral part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education pathway in Central Victoria and engage with the community to make Discovery a critical community asset.
We share our passion and knowledge of science with enthusiasm.
We provide relevant, creative and accurate resources that encourage learning and thought.
We communicate clearly, friendly and respectfully in a non-intimidating environment.
We entertain and intrigue through an involving, personal and flexible delivery of science.
The Discovery Science and Technology Centre acknowledges and welcomes the honorary support that appropriately trained and inducted volunteers play in support of the work force.
In conjunction with employees, volunteers are critical to The Discovery Science and Technology Centre sustaining its charter.
The Discovery Science and Technology Centre
Discovery Science & Technology Centre was Australia's first science and technology centre outside a major metropolitan area, opening on 31 October 1995.
The concept of a science centre in Bendigo was fostered by the Industry and Education Consortium and was strongly supported by the Government of Victoria and the City of Greater Bendigo.
This and other significant corporate support allowed the Centre to open in the heritage Railway Goods Building, a building externally restored for the City of Greater Bendigo by Woolworths Limited.
The Bendigo Science and Technology Museum Inc. (Discovery) is a not-for-profit incorporated association. It has a Board of Management drawn from industry, education, business and the community. Discovery has a mix of full time, casual and voluntary staff to ensure an effective operation six days per week.
The Discovery Centre
Discovery exhibits and programs are specifically designed to reach a broad range of visitors.
The philosophy which underpins our exhibit design and program development is to educate, entertain and encourage an interest in the sciences for children, as well as to interest and enlighten older members of the community.
The Centre houses over 100 individual exhibits, including permanent star attractions the Bendigo Planetarium, Australia’s first vertical slide, Kaleidoscope and The Lab.
During school holidays a scheduled program of planetarium and science shows run daily. Other programs include birthday parties and sleepovers, and education programs which run in conjunction with local schools and La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus.
Discovery Science & Technology Centre
7 Railway Place
BENDIGO VIC 3550
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