Gravity Discovery Centre, Gingin

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The GDC Observatory is part of the Gravity Precinct and shares this special piece of pristine bushland with the Gravity Discovery Centre, AIGO research centre and the famous Zadko telescope enabling visitors to experience science in an extraordinary number of ways.

The Observatory boasts a fully retractable roof, state of the art telescopes and amazing WA dark sky offering visitors a world class astronomy experience. Souvenirs are available for purchase at the GDC shop.

The Observatory, is situated at Yeal, between Yanchep National Park and the township of Gingin. Twelve kilometres off Indian Ocean Drive (Wanneroo Road) and twenty five kilometres from Brandt Highway (near the Gingin turnoff), we are within an hour to an hour and a half from Perth and surrounds providing close access to have this truly unique experience.
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Gravity Discovery Centre, Not huge, but an interesting range of displays and things to learn. Whilst I do not believe in the big bang theory, there display was info...  more »
  • A good experience not to be missed. The staff are excellent and very personable. The Solar wall is a must to get the perspective of our solar system. Take your time and take water with you. The intera...  more »
  • ‘Tours of the Cosmos’ gave us a glimpse of the night sky through giant telescopes. The staff & astronomers were fabulous. Loved their presentation & encouragement. Never cease to be curious of the ext...  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!
  • Awesome place, great staff, wonderful day out with the kids as well as educational. The observatory experience is amazing and such enthusiastic staff.
  • Not too bad but not that exciting. Scitech is a much better place to visit for children. The only unique experience here is the leaning tower. May worth to visit if you want to experience the observatory too.
  • Great place to go if you love astronomy! Stargazing night was awesome, so glad we have something like this so close to Perth! Thanks so much GDC!
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