MAKING SCIENCE FUN
The Interpretive Centre is a large, open plan complex incorporating a number of themed interactive displays. The displays begin with an historical perspective starting with the big bang theory of evolution. This is followed by an animated film that explores the formation of Gondwana Land and the ‘age of the dinosaurs’. The flora and fauna of the rainforest is presented in considerable detail including information about the Cassowary, Crocodiles and many other creatures unique to the Daintree. Highlights of the Interpretive Centre include the Sustainability Corner, Mini Beasts, Theatre, Rainforest Aquarium and Children’s Corner.
The Sustainability Corner aims to raise awareness about human’s impact on Earth from pollution, burning fossil fuels and deforestation.
It also shines the light on what can be done at an individual level to reduce one’s impact on their local environment.
SIZING UP A CASSOWARY
Just how big to cassowaries grow? What do they eat? Where do they sleep? What can be found on the Daintree Rainforest floor? What is the oldest organism on the planet Earth?
All will be answered in a fun and interactive way at the Discovery Centre’s award-winning interpretive centre.
Pull up a stool and go back in time 500 million years.
Earth was a very different place, a hostile environment, that life as we know it today, would not have been able to survive.
So, just how did the ancient super continent of Gondwana come to be?
Walk through time, as the Discovery Centre takes you back to the age of the dinosaurs, mega fauna and later human life.