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Outback Exploratorium - making science fun and accessible

Who we are

CHSC has been involved in delivering informal STEM education in the Central Highlands for more than twenty-five years. Boasting the title of the most remote science museum in Australia. Operating independent of government funds as a community-based, not-for-profit Queensland organisation. Facilitating community STEAM events, education expos & school holiday programs. Working with local partners and community groups to promote STEAM in the Central Highlands region and beyond; champion of STEAM education in regional Australia.

A STEAM Education Lab

Science Squad, Curiosity Club, ArtXP, educational displays, toys and games our Lab will not disappoint 

Based in Emerald, QLD

Located on the Nogoa River in Queensland’s beautiful Central Highlands Emerald is a rural town –  boasting a Historic Railway Station, Lake Maraboon and Fairbairn Dam, sapphire gemfields, industrial, agricultural and mining industries, Botanical Gardens and unique National Park access.

One of a kind

Community based, not-for-profit, independent facility, offering engaging opportunities for all including science squad, curiosity club, art workshops, street library, birthday celebrations and retail therapy 

Our Mission

To create a STEAM educational ecosystem in the Central Highlands that fosters a hands-on and active interest in discovery and innovation”

Our Vision

To inspire and engage curious minds in STEAM learning

Our Values

Think big. Act local.

At Oxp we explore big ideas and find ways to share them with the local community!

Share Authentic Stories

We believe that authentic storytelling is key to a thriving community.

Ignite Curiosity

Explore your passions and constantly feed your curiosity across STEAM!

Be open for all

Diversity and inclusivity is a must at OXp. Everyone is welcome here! 

Think big. Act local,

At Oxp we explore big ideas and find ways to share them with the local community!

Share Authentic Stories

We believe that authentic storytelling is key to a thriving community.

Ignite Curiosity

Explore your passions and constantly feed your curiosity across STEAM!

Be open for all

Diversity and inclusivity is a must at OXp. Everyone is welcome here! 

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A brief history

Central Highlands Science Centre has been involved in delivering informal STEAM education in the Central Highlands for more than twenty-five years. Boasting the title of the  most remote science museum in Australia.  Operating independent of government funds as a community-based, not-for-profit Queensland organisation.  Facilitating community STEAM events, education expos & school holiday programs. Working with local partners and community groups to promote STEAM in the Central Highlands region and beyond;  champion of STEAM education in regional Australia.

Our Annual Documents