Bottles containing botanical specimens, Museums Discovery Centre Collection

Science & Exploration

Permanent Exhibition
Saturday - Sunday Museums Discovery Centre

This store houses a multitude of objects collected and used by scientists both in the field and in the lab. There are insects, butterflies, birds and animals; fossils, gemstones, mineral and oil samples alongside scientific specimens, plant models, scientific instruments for measuring, calculating, observing, recording, experimenting and mapping, as well as equipment used by Antarctic explorers.

About these collections

The items on display at the Museums Discovery Centre are drawn from the vast collections of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums.

Between them, these museums care for millions of objects and specimens, providing insights into engineering, architecture, science, art, transport, fashion, design, health, technology, natural history, domestic life, Indigenous and Pacific cultures and more.


AdultGeneral EntryFreeNo booking required
ChildGeneral EntryFreeNo booking required
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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Museums Discovery Centre venue page, including:

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