What's it all about?


Only exciting new discoveries.

There are no silly questions.

Stay curious.



Tailored lessons to suit everyone.


About us

Our approach

The Discovery Voyager comes to you, wherever you are in northern NSW, with interactive, curriculum-aligned activities grounded in science, limited only by your imagination.

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Where are we today?

Before making a booking enquiry, take a look at our calendar and see if we’ll be in your area when you’re thinking of having us. If we haven’t got any bookings in that week, enquire away!

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Successful track record

In 2018 alone, our highly skilled and passionate team visited more than 7,000 students from Kindergarten to Year 10 skittering all across northern NSW!

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Creative Chemistry

Ever wanted to tap in to your inner chemist? Here is your chance! In this activity, students will don lab coats and mix unknown substances into bubbling concoctions and colour changing creations.

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Plants, poop and pollinators

Although they are only pint-sized, insects and other invertebrates include some of the most diverse and important groups of animals on the planet. Insects provide essential ecosystem services such as pollination and nutrient recycling, and are crucial to our own survival.

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What’s being said…

Words from recent Discovery Voyager participants.

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How does it work?

For schools

We adapt to your bell times and class sizes. We bring one facilitator per activity, and expect that classroom teachers are present; teachers know their students better than we do, and we rely on their relationship with students to help run a smooth session, read more >

For communities

We can add something different to your community event. Get interactive, discover the processes that drive life on earth, and marvel at the nature of science. Our team can set up activities at carnivals, community events and open days to keep active minds and hands occupiedread more >

Risk Management

We understand that learning about our natural and modified world can involve some risks. We think it’s important to acknowledge these, learn how to manage them effectively while taking calculated risks with splendidly exciting outcomes in order to learn best, read more >

Learn about the activities

The UNE Discovery Voyager has developed a range of activities across all subjects to bring to your schools! We work to bring you activities that are not only fun and educational, but that align with the NSW school curriculum, read more >


In the first few years of life, human brains are making 700 new neural connections every second. During this time, the creation of positive neural pathways is most effective when cognitive, emotional and social development occurs simultaneously. So time for unrestricted imaginative play for children while they are in close contact with parents, carers and other children is an important part of this development. Tinkering, building and role play are all vital to growing confident global citizens. You can find out more about the research by clicking here.

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