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 times

General Session Opening Hours
(During South Australian School Terms)


1pm – 5pm
1pm – 5pm
1pm – 5pm
10am – 5pm
10am – 5pm

School Holiday Opening Hours

7 days         

11am – 5pm


Admission – general sessions

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

Group bookings larger than 10 people

Please email: to discuss booking for groups larger than 10 people.


Special events

We regularly run in-Centre and online special events. Pre-booked tickets are required for special events. Check our booking page to see what’s on and to book your ticket.


Venue requests

The Discovery Centre may be able to host your organisation or community groups' next special event.

The centre features:

  • a theatrette space:

    • seated capacity: 50 persons
    • audio visual integration and online meeting capability
  • an interactive space gallery

Complete the venue request form [450KB PDF] for our Centre Mangers' consideration.

Kids interact with multiple Space exhibits and displays
Beyond Earth Mars Exhibit
Kids interact with space museum exhibit touch screeens

Getting to the Australian Space Discovery Centre

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.

Discover the inspiring world of space

Group bookings

We are currently accepting bookings for exclusive sessions including corporate and community groups. Bookings for 10 people or fewer can be made through the general booking links above.
To make a group booking for 11+ people, please email

School programs and excursions

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

  • School excursions to the Discovery Centre
  • Virtual sessions
  • School holiday programs

Learn more

School kids interacting with screen


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

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

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

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.

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.

The Discovery Centre is a breastfeeding-friendly institution. You are welcome to breastfeed anywhere in the Discovery Centre. If you would like a quiet space to feed, we have a dedicated Carer’s Room behind the Endeavour Room. There is a seat in the Carer’s Room, as well as a tap, sink and microwave.

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 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

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

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