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Education Centre Tours

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An ideal school excursion

Discover geoscience through curriculum-linked, hands-on activities that keep students captivated, focused and looking for more.

A male student looking at grains of sand through a microscope

Geoscience Education Centre

Our Education Centre is an ideal free, school excursion destination. It provides interactive activities to a range of school-aged audiences and highlights geoscience as an interesting and relevant part of our lives.

Our Education Centre is staffed by a small team of professional geoscience educators.

As well as general school programs, we can tailor programs to develop an excursion that suits your needs. We are more than happy to cater your visit to the topic or style that suits you.

We also have a superb collection of world-class minerals, rocks, fossils, geoscience maps, satellite imagery and historical equipment on display in our public foyer.

Geoscience Australia undertakes a wide variety of research into fields such as natural hazards, mineral exploration, energy resources, greenhouse gas storage, Australia's marine boundaries and groundwater.

Opening Times

The Education Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Closed weekends. Admission is free.

Bookings essential

Bookings for the Education Centre are essential.

Duration of general school visits is approximately 1.5 hours with a maximum group size of 50 to 60 students.

When booking please email the following information to

Aerial photo of Geoscience Australia showing entrance from Jerrabomberra Avenue and visitor parking

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  • School name
  • Teacher contact and phone number
  • Class level
  • Approximate number of students
  • Specific topics of interest
  • Preferred dates and times
  • Special needs.

On receipt of your enquiry, we will contact you to organise a time for your booking.

Venue and safety information

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Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston, Canberra.

Geoscience Australia location map

Special needs

Parking for people with disabilities is available near the main entrance to the building. Disabled toilet facilities are provided.


Blackstone Cafe is located on the ground floor of our building and is open from 7am-4pm Monday to Friday. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea can be provided on request. Contact Blackstone Cafe on (02) 6249 9149 or email

For further information please contact the Education Centre:

Phone: (02) 6249 9673
Fax: (02) 6249 9926
Post: Geoscience Australia Education Centre
GPO Box 378
Canberra ACT 2601