Lingering Look at Science Windows

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The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation )

Employing nearly 6,500 staff, CSIRO maintains more than 50 sites across Australia and biological control research stations in France and Mexico. The primary roles of CSIRO include contributing to meeting the objectives and responsibilities of the Australian Federal Government and providing new ways to benefit the Australian community and the economic and social performance of a number of industry sectors through research and development. (information from Wikipedia)

This is one of the largest research and development institutes in the world and it has a discovery centre. Aimed mainly for children it explains and shows in charts, videos and interactive material what they do and the things they have discovered and developed in the past. One of the discoveries I really appreciate is the insecticide that repels those pesky mosquitoes.

Explained in easy to understand language, no scientific jargon, we were absorbed and impressed with all the displays, but it was also the building and windows that caught my cameras attention.

Entering the door to discovery

Entering the door to discovery

The upper floors are were the experiments and office work is carried on.

The upper floors are were the experiments and office work is carried on.

But what is that flying over to meet us?

That is a BIG bee

That is a BIG bee

Just one of the many displays

Just one of the many projects being (ha ha) worked on.

It is school holiday time but still children with parents are trying all the interesting exhibits.

It is school holiday time but still children with parents are trying all the interesting exhibits.

We found the information and videos about health very interesting

We found the information and videos about health very interesting

Jack studying information about the brain

Jack studying information about the brain

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After a couple of hours we were ready for a sit down and a snack. Before going  to take photos of the outside of the building.

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Another of Canberra’s hidden gems.


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21 thoughts on “Lingering Look at Science Windows

  1. I wish we had a [lace closer to home like this but the nearest science museums are three hours away. This is just the sort I would like to explore with my grandson.


  2. Must be a fascinating place to visit, Pauline. Great window shots. 🙂


  3. Now that’s a lot of windows! It’s a lovely building 😀


  4. Is there anything left in Canberra worth visiting? 🙂


    • Well yes!!!! I’ve been to Parliament house a couple of times but have still to do a post on it and also the War Memorial, same, I have the photos but time to blog is sometimes in short supply Jude… There are a number of National Parks that we won’t get to this time 😦 Maybe another visit…


      • Well I think you have done excellently on this visit. I’m even considering another visit myself based on your posts. Have you had a car in Canberra or used buses?


        • We are lucky to have the use of the home owners 1 year old Mazda 6 with GPS, thank goodness, it is not easy finding your way around the road system in Canberra. Most house sitting you also have the use of a car… 🙂


  5. I like this angle and kept looking to the right 🙂 ❤


  6. Love that you & Jack go to all the places I’d go to whilst travelling – what a fascinating building!


  7. You chose an interesting place with an abundance of windows.
    Showing its other interesting aspects as well.
    You do research work too, and never let me miss places of interest.
    You would be an asset to CSIRO if you were employed there.


  8. nikkiwhitelaw

    I love that building. When my kids were younger they used to go to the fantastic school holiday programs that the Discovery Centre runs.


  9. How fascinating! Thanks for posting~


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