The voyage of discovery is not just in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

UNE Boilerhouse

The UNE Boilerhouse sits prominently on the northern edge of the academic campus where it bore the load of heating the University from 1961 until 2000. We will redevelop our iconic UNE Boilerhouse into an innovative children’s Discovery Space, incorporating age-appropriate, research-led discovery experiences designed in consultation with the University’s early childhood and science-based learning specialists. Inside the Boilerhouse you’ll find experiences designed to stimulate, keep an eye out – construction is starting!

UNE Discovery Voyager

Stay right where you are! The Discovery Voyager team comes to you, wherever you are in northern NSW, with interactive, curriculum-aligned activities grounded in science but limited only by your imagination. We offer activities in ecology, physics, chemistry, Latin/biology, precision agriculture, sports science palaeontology, and natural history. We run curriculum-aligned activities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) that are approximately 45 minutes long for up to 30-ish students in each activity.

UNE Natural History Museum

Humans are natural collectors. Throughout time we have collected things to try to make sense of the world around us. Animals that intrigue us, items we don’t understand, objects that we perceive to be beautiful, quirky, dangerous, and different. The UNE Natural History Museum is a library of life; a place of activity, interaction and discovery. The most sophisticated computer graphics cannot replace the sense of wonder that comes with viewing the still remains of real plants and animals, in all their extraordinary variety.