The Discovery Space is designed for families
We are focused on helping you make the most of your visit. If you have any questions about our facilities, please contact us.
The onsite café – Ugly Duckling – provides delicious and healthy food options with an excellent children’s menu, great coffee and special treats.
You can enjoy a meal in the café itself or order and enjoy your food in the Discovery Gardens.
BYO food and drink are also allowed in the Discovery Gardens.
The cafe is run independent of the Discovery Space. You can contact the cafe on 0416 288 781 or on their Facebook page.
With a 5-star rating from the Australian Breastfeeding Association, our Parents’ Room provides a comfortable, quiet place to breastfeed, bottle-feed or express milk privately.
It features comfortable chairs, nappy change bays, hot and cold water, a microwave and waste disposal amenities.
There is also multiple curtained-off feeding area for those requiring privacy.
We support breastfeeding mothers and encourage you to feed your baby wherever you are most comfortable, including within the Discovery Space itself.
The Discovery Space is fully accessible for wheelchairs and prams with ramps, wide hallways and dedicated bathroom facilities. There are lifts available from the members’ car park and throughout the building itself.
Lockers & Pram Storage
Lockers are available to use FREE of charge, so you can safely stow your valuables and enjoy the Discovery Space hands-free.
We also have a pram parking area, near the lockers. All items left in these areas are at the owner’s risk.
The Discovery Gardens is our designated eating area. Picnic tables and chairs are provided so you can enjoy this tranquil space with your family.
You may bring your food and drink for a picnic or take advantage of the café, which is accessible from the Discovery Garden.
The UOW campus also has many lovely grass areas that are perfect for a picnic.
Our fun and vibrant party room is available on Saturday and Sunday! Your child’s birthday party crew will enjoy 1.5 hours of non-stop play! Your guests are free to explore 2 floors of hands on experiences and can take part in our daily art time. Our parties are stress free! Our onsite café will provide the food for the children so all you need to do is bring the birthday cake and presents to enjoy in your own private party room!
Visit our Parties page for more details.
Here you’ll find a world of educational gifts, sensory toys and unique baby products. Our Gift Shop has a reputation for stocking hard-to-find gifts for all ages, with locals coming to the Discovery Space just to browse the shelves.
Gift vouchers are also available.
Become a sponsor
We love collaborating with groups who share our passion for play. You can become a sponsor today or work with us to create a whole new experience.