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Geoscience Australia

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A gem in the boondocks

Geoscience Australia is housed in a very interesting building in out-of-the-way Symonston. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Madshus
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Canberra, Australia
Take time for the time walk

The Geoscience Timewalk is my favourite place in Canberra. 1.1 km to put the whole history of the... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Charlotte C
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Canberra
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Geoscience Australia is housed in a very interesting building in out-of-the-way Symonston. It contains a range of exhibits. Stop by the the Blackstone Cafe for a snack or lunch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Madshus
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The Geoscience Timewalk is my favourite place in Canberra. 1.1 km to put the whole history of the world into such perspective. Recently updated with new sample rocks and plaques. The rocks and minerals and photographs in the foyer are also fascinating, and then enjoy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Geoscience Australia has been running special tours to celebrate 80 Days of Earth Discovery, with some special behind the scenes experiences of their world class collection of specimens. As a 'geological tragic', I joined one such tour. The first item covered was the Geoscience Australia...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Imlac
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We visited Geoscience Australia just because it was close to our hotel but were very surprised to find how interesting the visitor centre is. On Google Maps it says Geoscience Australia Maps & Data Sales but actually it is much more. A large collection of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MalWSyd
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank JnetMc
Reviewed 25 May 2018

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!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank PeterMayaG
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!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank B6296KRstephanies
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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank OziGeorge
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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank ActRegular_traveller
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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