Geoscience Australia

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Geoscience Australia welcomes visitors to discover Earth science and their work.

Their public display area houses the National Mineral and Fossil Collection. Visitors can be captivated by a collection of minerals, fossils, and meteorites, with approximately 700 items on permanent display.

Exploration can be done at one’s own pace or through the Mineral Treasure Hunt activity, accessible via a QR code on personal devices or as a paper copy obtainable from Reception.

Visitors also have the opportunity to touch a piece of the Moon at Geoscience Australia! A Moon rock, brought back to Earth by the Apollo 17 mission in 1972 and on loan from NASA, is the only piece of the Moon in the Southern Hemisphere that can be touched!

Or get up close and personal with Earth science through the hands-on exhibits in the Education Centre! Here, individuals can hold a volcanic bomb, examine glow-in-the-dark minerals, discover fossilized feces, and zoom in using the digital microscope.

Visitors are welcome in the Education Centre unless it is being used for a scheduled activity. To prevent disappointment, it is encouraged to verify availability before the visit by contacting the reception via phone.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Food and Refreshments Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Membership

Australian Museums and Galleries Association

Rates

Free Entry

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