The Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory is a fun, interactive science centre featuring;
The Discovery and Innovation Galleries
These Galleries feature exhibits which explain and present the story of gravity research. Included are a lecture theatre, biodiversity and discovery galleries.
United Group Leaning Tower of Gingin
The Leaning Tower of Gingin is 13 stories high and is possibly the largest structure in the world designed with a 15 degree lean. The tower was inspired by the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, where Galileo carried out his gravity experiments. Visitors can drop water filled balloons from the top of the 13 story tower, to replicate Galileo’s gravity experiments.
The Cosmology Gallery brings art, science, religion, culture and photography together, to explore how we imagine our place in the universe. Exhibits include cultural artworks from Indigenous Australians, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic artists. There is also a 60 metre scientific cosmology timeline.
GDC Observatory (Southern Cross Cosmos Centre)
The GDC Observatory includes several large telescopes which are used for practical astronomy viewing evenings. Aboriginal Astronomy nights connect culture to Astronomy.
Solar System Walk
A scale model of the solar system is set in the bushland setting of the Gravity Discovery Centre.
Tiwest Biodiversity Walk
A self guided walking tour around the Gravity Discovery Centre, provides an opportunity to appreciate the rich and highly diverse bushland and wildflowers of the Wallingup Plain.
Gravity Discovery Centre Café and Gift Shop
The café provides visitors with meals and refreshments. It caters for groups and individuals and a special menu for group bookings is available. The gift shop offers a selection of GDC merchandise.
The Gravity Precinct
The Gravity Discovery Centre precinct includes ‘real’ science including the Zadko Telescope, Falcon Telescope, GeoScience Australia Magnetic Observatory and the UTAS dust particle collection research station.
Gravity Discovery Centre
Prices range from $13.50 Child - $20.00 Adult (Family discounts apply)
The Gravity Discovery Centre is an interactive science centre, with fun exhibits and attractions to suit all ages.
Prices range from $28.00 Child - $46.00 Adult (Family discounts apply)
The GDC Observatory provides night time stargazing and Aboriginal Astronomy. The dark skies provide the perfect way to explore, stars, planets, nebula and all sorts of Astronomical wonders.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday & Wednesdays
10:00 am - 9:30 pm Thursday – Sunday
Closed Monday (except School holidays and Public holidays)