Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory

Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory

WA's most exciting excursion destination! Just one hour north of Perth is a hidden gem! The Gravity Discovery Centre (GDC) is a not-for-profit award winning tourist destination. It is an exciting science education centre and public observatory where visitors experience hands-on science exhibits and learn about the latest discoveries in science, astronomy and technology and their relevance to everyday life.

GDC provides exciting science experiences for families, children and tourists ... whatever your age there are so many hands-on exhibits and displays for you to enjoy! It is becoming a well-known tourism destination as well as an ideal location for families to enjoy a rewarding educational experience.

Discover the world through science on a Perth day tour, a journey through time and explain some of our universe’s most mysterious phenomena! On some days, show you the Observatory, or climb the Leaning Tower of Gingin or walk to Solar Walk.

At the centre, we DO science, TRANSLATE science, COMMUNICATE science, and all types of people are EXCITED by and ENGAGED in science.

Excursion Programs
Hands-on exhibits and science experiments with unique large equipment are the keystones of all education programs. To perform experiments in gravity, students drop water balloons from the 45 metre high Leaning Tower. All education programs are based on the Australian Curriculum Science, with a strong emphasis on Science as a Human Endeavour. Further details can be found at

Incursion Programs
Rocket Science Made Easy and Rocket Making Workshops. Engaging hands-on programs for student of all ages.
Costs $5 per student, or $10 per student (rocket making). Minimum costs apply.

General Information
The centre is open Tues-Sun during school terms, and every day during school holidays. The recommended period of time for school excursions is 3-4 hours. The excursion cost per student is $12.

Stargazers Cafe caters for school breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Bookings required.
Check out our website for forthcoming events and school holiday activity details. We bring fun and excitement back into science - come and visit us soon!

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