Biological Sciences Discovery Centre

Biological Sciences Discovery Centre


The Biological Sciences Museum was established in the early 1970s. The collection houses a range of specimens, mostly from Australia. Skulls, skeletons, mounted animals, corals, shells, antique microscopes and trays of colourful insects are some of what is on display to visitors. A large amount of material is also stored off-display, for research and teaching. Three large aquariums house live native Australian fish including Queensland lungfish, which were part of a former breeding program at Macquarie. Other residents include rainbow fish and purple spotted gudgeon.

The Museum is used by university students, researchers, school (and preschool) groups, overseas visitors and media organizations. Tours can be arranged with the curator.

The Biological sciences museum is part of a larger group of museums that can be visited on the Macquarie University campus, for more information see the Museums listing.


The Discovery Centre is located at 6 Science Rd (formally E8B), Room 110. Entry can be made from either door on each side of the building. If entering from Wally's Walk, then please follow the signs from the foyer.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm


  • School group visits and tours available Mondays and Fridays (contact Libby Eyre to organise)
  • Supply of specimens for teaching and media
  • Available for use as a meeting room (see below for booking contacts)


If you have any queries or wish to make a booking, please contact Libby Eyre (Curator)

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