At the Australian Space Discovery Centre, you can explore the latest innovations in space technologies, through a range of interactive exhibits and displays. Learn about Australia’s role in space and be inspired by stories of opportunity, curiosity, and technology.

People of all ages are welcome to experience the Discovery Centre, however, our visitor experience is targeted at ages 12 and above.

Visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by someone over the age of 17.

Opening hours

The following sessions are based according to South Australian school terms.

General sessions 

Wednesday |  1 – 5pm

Thursday     |  1 – 5pm

Friday          |  1 – 5pm

Saturday     |  10am – 5pm

Sunday        |  10am – 5pm

Monday       |  Closed

Tuesday      |  Closed

Sessions during Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024

Friday 16 February   |  1–8pm

Friday 1 March          |  1–8pm

Friday 15 March        |  1–8pm

Sessions during school holidays

All 7 days | 11am – 5pm

Getting here

The Australian Space Discovery Centre is in the McEwin Building, in Lot Fourteen on the east end of North Terrace in Adelaide.
 

There are many on-street and off-street parking options near the Discovery Centre. The closest are:

  • Wilson Parking off Frome Road in Lot Fourteen
  • UPark Frome on Frome Street.

Lot Fourteen restricted mobility access pick up and drop off locations.

Train: The closest train station to the Discovery Centre is Adelaide Railway Station. It is a 15-minute walk or a short tram ride from the Railway Station.

Tram: The Discovery Centre can be accessed by the free city loop trams that run frequently along North Terrace. Alight at the Botanic Gardens stop.

Bus: The Discovery Centre can be accessed by a range of bus routes.

Please visit the Adelaide Metro website for up-to-date timetables and routes.

Visitor information

The Discovery Centre features an interactive space gallery, a plants in space section, and a theatrette that host a range of space-related events and activities.

Pre-booked tickets are not required to attend a general session at the Discovery Centre. These sessions are free, self-guided, and do not have a time limit. Regular presentations are held across the day.

Visit our TryBooking page to book your tickets for upcoming events.

Please email info@discover.space.gov.au to make reservations for groups larger than 10 people.

The Discovery Centre offer venue hire options for organisation or community groups to hold a special event. Please email info@discover.space.gov.au to make any enquiries.

School kids interacting with screen

School programs and excursions

Book your students into exciting learning activities and spark their curiosity in all things space

Learn more about our programs

Accessibility


The Discovery Centre aims to provide equitable access for all visitors. If you have any queries about access requirements, please contact the Discovery Centre.

The on-site Lot Fourteen Wilson car park contains 12 accessible parking spots and is approximately 300m from the Australian Space Discovery Centre.

Assistance Animals are welcome at the Discovery Centre. For further enquiries, please call 08 8432 1400.

The bathrooms can be accessed from the corridor past the Endeavour room. There are female and male bathrooms, each with an accessible cubicle. There is also an additional separate unisex accessible toilet and shower.

The Discovery Centre accessible toilet and shower is not fitted with a hoist or fixed ceiling hoist. However, the City of Adelaide has public Changing Places with a fixed ceiling Hoist (model: CHS Prism Medical C450) with lifting capacity of 205 kg at nearby Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka (Park 14). For further information about this facility, please visit https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/community/access-inclusion/changing-places-facility/

There is a seat in the Carer’s Room, as well as a tap, sink and microwave. The Discovery Centre is a breastfeeding-friendly institution.

The Discovery Centre has written directions and explanations on most exhibits. There is also clear signage throughout the Discovery Centre.
The Theatrette and Endeavour Room have been fitted with a hearing augmentation system. Staff can provide the corresponding headphones on request.

There are 5 seating pods in the Discovery Centre, as well as 2 higher tables. There is also seating in the theatrette. Both the eastern promenade and the western courtyard have built-in seating in the form of concrete benches. There is further seating (concrete benches and marble seats) on North Terrace around the Community Café.

The Discovery Centre is fully accessible with no stairs or ramps upon entry or exit. Wheelchair users will be able to freely move through all areas of the Discovery Centre. The surrounding Lot Fourteen precinct is also all flat without stairs.

Contact us

The Discovery Centre aims to provide equitable access for all visitors. If you have any queries, including access requirements, please email us or call us at (08) 8432 1400.

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