Pooseum

The Pooseum in Richmond Tasmania, is a quirky science museum dedicated entirely to the intriguing world of animal droppings. The¬†Pooseum offers more than 50 information panels and 35 videos on touch screens. In the Digestion Room, visitors can learn about the digestive systems of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, and compare the 3D anatomy models of…

Earth Sanctuary

Explore the outback sky through a telescope at the Earth Sanctuary near Alice Springs. Observe the Moon, planets, star clusters and nebula as well as learn about local Indigenous sky stories. For group of 15 or more there is a dinner + show available which combines gourmet food at sunset with stories about local ecology…

Australian Space Discovery Centre

The Australian Space Discovery Centre opened in 2020 and aims to inspire the next generation of the space workforce with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology. Exhibits and displays highlight Australia’s role in space exploration and the growing local space industry. There is a theatrette and viewing area that over looks the Mission Control Centre….

Age of Fishes Museum

The Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra features fossils from a local Devonian (360 – 370 Mya) billabong. The fossil site was discovered in 1955 and it included previously unknown species of fish. More than 4000 fossils have been excavated from the site. Sir David Attenborough visited the museum in 2013 and declared the fossils…

Chau Chak Wing Museum

The University of Sydney’s new public museum of art, science, history and ancient cultures is open to the public. Featuring 18 exhibitions across four floors of galleries, engaging public events and hands-on learning programs for students. Featuring both temporary and ongoing exhibitions, there’s always something new on the horizon in the museum’s exhibitions program. Highlights…

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

When Lone Pine Sanctuary opened in 1927, koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) were being culled for their fur. The Sanctuary’s founder recognised that the species was in need of help to survive. The sanctuary now cares for more than 100 koalas and 70 other native animal species including platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), cassowaries (Casuarius casuarius), lace monitors (Varanus…

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo was established on 1862 and has over 300 species of animals on their 22 ha site near the city. Residents include Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), orangutans (Pongo abelii), sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sondaica), gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and giraffes (Giraffa). The ocean aquarium includes Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) and a variety of…

Billabong Sanctuary

Billabong Sanctuary is a zoo with estuarine crocodiles, kangaroos, koalas, wedge tailed eagles, emu, and various snakes and monitors. There are various feeding sessions and ranger talks throughout the day. The Sanctuary is a family owned business and has accreditation as an Ecotourism attraction. Sanctuary Billabong is a member of the Zoos and Aquariums Association…

Perth Zoo

The Perth Zoo has been on the same site in South Perth since it opened in 1898. The Zoo has more than 160 species of exotic and native animals. All together there are more than 1500 animals who are looked after by 200 humans! Keeper talks and guided walks are free. Close encounters are available…

Kalkari Discovery Centre

The Kalkari Discovery Centre gives visitors to Ku-ring-gai National Park north of Sydney an opportunity to learn about local fauna and flora, as well as the Indigenous history of the area. The centre is also the start point of the 4 km Birrawanna walking track to picturesque Bobbin Head on Cowan Creek. Open everyday except…