Discovery Centre at Melbourne Museum

Boy with specimens
A young visitor exploring the displays in the Melbourne Museum Discovery Centre.
Image: Ben Healley
Source: Museum Victoria

The Discovery Centre is your gateway to Museum Victoria's vast store of information, expertise and collections.

We can help you with identifications, donations, project work and general questions about science, Indigenous cultures and Australian history and technology.

Explore the 2000 objects and specimens on display, delve into our reference library, and discover our online museum resources on our public computers. Our friendly staff are also available to answer any questions you might have.


The Discovery Centre library contains books, popular journals and past and present exhibition catalogues. It caters to those with academic or popular interests as well as children of all ages. Our kids corner features bean bags, soft toys and story books for the tiny tots. Our library is a non-lending library.


Public computers are available to explore the museum's online resources or view multimedia from many of the museum's exhibitions.

Visit us

Lower Ground
Melbourne Museum
Carlton Gardens
Open 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Entry is free

Write to us

The Discovery Centre
Melbourne Museum
GPO Box 666
Melbourne VIC 3001

Email us

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