Gravity Discovery Centre, Gingin

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The Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory is a "hands-on" Science education, astronomy, Aboriginal culture and tourist centre, situated on the site of the Gravity precinct, near Gingin, north of Perth, Western Australia.

The centre is operated by The Gravity Discovery Centre Foundation Board Inc and provides information and displays regarding physics, astronomy and Australian Aboriginal Culture specialising in gravity and cosmology. The site of the public centre is located in pristine Western Australian bushland.

The Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions manages the bushland surrounding the Discovery Centre and the observatory, and strives to keep the area untouched (from weeds, litter, etc.). The surrounding area is abundant in seasonal wildflowers.

In 2005 the Gravity Discovery Centre was awarded the Eureka Prize for "promoting [the] understanding of science." The GDC is a significant Western Australian asset.
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  • Wow! Makes Galileo, Newton and Einstein very fun and accessible for kids of all ages. Can’t wait to see what ‘How ridiculous drops next’.  more »
  • Very Friendly staff. Overall the visit was very informative. The Astronomer was very knowledgeable and a very strong speaker. Quite humorious at times and made explaining the subjects easy to...  more »
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  • This place is amazing with so much information. My daughter and I went and spent a good 4 hours there. The location is beautiful in the bush. The place was mainly empty and a little run down but it was still a good day. We had lunch there and the service was excellent and the food very nice. I would recommend it to anyone who likes space and also people with children because there are also lots of interactive things to do like dropping water balloons from a very tall tower. A great day out.
  • Amazing experience by Richard and the crew. So knowledgeable, and fun for all ages. And of course...the stars! Wow!

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