The Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory makes science fun. Come and explore.
The Discovery and Innovation Galleries
These Galleries feature interactive exhibits that explain all about Einstein and his amazing science. Included are a lecture theatre, biodiversity and discovery galleries.
United Group Leaning Tower of Gingin
The Leaning Tower of Gingin is 13 stories high and is possibly leaniest tower in the world especially designed with a 15 degree lean. The tower was inspired by the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, where Galileo carried out his gravity experiments. Visitors can drop water filled balloons from the 45 metre tower, to replicate Galileo’s gravity experiment.
The Cosmology Gallery brings art, science, religion, culture and photography together, to explore how we imagine our place in the universe. Exhibits include cultural artworks from Indigenous Australians, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic artists. There is also a 60 metre timeline of the universe from the big bang to now.
GDC Observatory (Southern Cross Cosmos Centre)
The GDC Observatory includes several large telescopes which are used for practical astronomy viewing evenings. Aboriginal Astronomy nights connect culture to Astronomy.
Solar System Walk
A scale model of the solar system is set in the bushland setting of the Gravity Discovery Centre.
Wildflower Walk - Seasonal
A self guided walking tour around the Gravity Discovery Centre, provides an opportunity to appreciate the rich and highly diverse bushland and wildflowers of the Wallingup Plain. We also offer Wildflower tours between September & November.
Gravity Discovery Centre Café and Gift Shop
The café provides visitors with meals and refreshments. It caters for groups and individuals and a special menu for group bookings is available. The gift shop offers a selection of gifts suitable for all ages.
The Gravity Precinct
The Gravity Discovery Centre precinct includes ‘real’ science including the Zadko Telescope, Falcon Telescope, GeoScience Australia Magnetic Observatory and the UTAS dust particle collection research station. Walking tracks showcase the beautiful bushland setting.
1098 Military Road
Yeal WA 6503