If there was one place that we weren’t going to rush it was the Discovery Centre. We spent a couple of hours here and it will be on our list to return again and again. Our boys (ages 2 & 3) were completely captivated by the different mini exhibits to explore. There is a beautiful fenced area for toddlers within the centre, and a big chair to sit on which means you have a wonderful place that you could feed a baby while keeping an eye on your toddler in a safe exploratory area, or you could just put your feet up for a few minutes like we did! Not all areas are open at all times. See their website (below) for details
The features of the Discovery Centre are:
Kaleidoscope- especially popular with the little kidlets, this area is fenced and has a big chair that you could sit down while the kids explore and discover the variuos exhibits perfectly suited for their curious minds
Hands on Exhibits - I think this is where we are a family had the most fun. The only problem was that our little guy (22 months) did not want to move on from the first exhibit. I think we stayed there for 20 minutes, and with over 100 exhibits to see they were so engaged in each one that it was hard to move them on! But having too much fun is a good problem to have. Hubby really liked being able to track the speed of his baseball pitch.
The Vertical Slide - we missed this one... maybe on purpose! Falling at 30-40km/h was NOT on my to-do list for our relaxing day in Bendigo!
The Planitarium, shows run for 20 minutes and you can enjoy it from the comfort of a bean bag
Check out the website for exhibit times http://www.discovery.asn.au/index.php/whats-up/bendigo-planetarium
The Discovery Science & Technology Centre
7 Railway Place, Bendigo