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Geoscience Australia

| Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive, Canberra 2609, Australia
+61 2 6249 9673
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A real gem!

Geoscience does guided tours a few times each year but they book out fast. You get to see behind... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JnetMc
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Great tour! Thank you, our little 8-year old had a great time, so did the grown-ups!! A spectacular... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Visitor Centre is designed for self-guided tours, it is open to the public from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, excluding public holidays. Explore Australia’s National Mineral and Fossil Collection and enjoy the Geoscientific displays throughout. Study the building's ecologically sustainable design features and learn about the unique geothermal heating system. Located outside the front of the building (and available every day of the year) is the Geological Time-Walk (1.1km). Take a walk from the beginnings of the Earth to the present day. FREE admission and parking available onsite.
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| Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive, Canberra 2609, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Geoscience does guided tours a few times each year but they book out fast. You get to see behind the scenes and some amazing collections. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. There's fun elements too with a fossil lucky dip and make-your-own fossil chocolates...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour! Thank you, our little 8-year old had a great time, so did the grown-ups!! A spectacular collection of minerals, fossils, rock and even meteorites!

Thank Peter Maya G
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hands on experience for a school group. The 3D theatre was a highlight. Microscopes and other equipment available for curious kids to explore our geology. A must do!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Thank you Steve Petrovski, Stephanie and Chris for your great guided group tour of the mineral and fossil collection this past Tuesday evening. It was impressive to see the vast number and variety of small but colourful and valuable specimens that have been donated to...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The public area of the foyer at Geoscience Australia has an excellent display of rocks and minerals. There is also a case of fossils as well as some larger pieces. This was quite interesting in its own right and well worth a visit, particularly for...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

In the area for a conference with a bit of time to spare. Needed to come and look at the shiny minerals. A great education every time

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you have kids then the impending 'Open Day' on 20 Aug 17 is a fascinating engaging day of free and interesting activities that they will thoroughly enjoy. Even on a normal day this is more than just another government office building but you need...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is such an interesting informative and educational experience. Discussing global events structures and issues. Superb geological display and hands on experiences.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit with an extensive and beautiful display showcasing over 800 of Australia's National Mineral and Fossil Collections in the public museum. We took a self-guided tour at our own pace in the museum which was fascinating, accessible and thoroughly informative ....More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Governments for thirty years have been trying to shut down the Australian Geological Survey (previously the Bureau of Mineral Resources) and find some way to make it pay a cash return. Unfortunately the organisation, which provided the fundamental geological information for much of Australia's mineral...More

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