Outback Exploratorium

We acknowledge Australia’s First Nation people as the traditional custodians and first scientists, makers and innovators of this land and their continuing connection to country. 

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Rocks? Minerals? Gemstones? What’s the difference?!

Here in the Central Highlands, we have an incredible and very important tourist site… The Gemfields! Here we can fossick for all sorts of gemstones for hours, to our heart’s desire.

Emeralds, sapphires, zircons, rubies… ever wondered how these gemstones form? Join us in learning all about the formation of different rocks and minerals and investigate their differences through Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). Let’s rock on with this five-week introduction to geology program.

Grade prep to grade 3 

Wednesday afternoon

3:30pm – 4:30pm


Grade 4 to 6 

Thursday afternoon

3:30pm – 4:30pm


If this event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, we will refund participants in full. If you are unable to attend, we require 24 hours’ notice to issue or reallocate your ticket(s) into another workshop.
Science Squad

Science Squad – VIRTUAL GEMS

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Wed May 3 -

Thu June 8