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The Discovery Centre

Centennial Parklands' WILD PLAY Discovery Centre is a modern and flexible venue offering versatile indoor and outdoor spaces and facilities.

Located in the heart of Centennial Park, adjacent to the spectacular Ian Potter WILD PLAY Children's Garden, the Discovery Centre is surrounded by a spacious covered deck.

The venue includes an outdoor kitchenette and barbecue pavilion, with picnic tables for catering your event. This is the perfect spot for family celebrations, corporate parties and interactive workshops.

Please note: The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden will take an annual break every August. During this time our Garden’s plants will be taking a rest and we will be adding an additional 400 new plants before we reopen in spring.


Learning Centre
Dickens Drive, Centennial Park


Maximum capacity 200 guests
Outside (covered deck and picnic area) -130pax
Interior - 70pax


For booking and enquiries please contact

Transport Info

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available


  • BBQ and kitchenette pavilion with fridge, sink & microwave
  • 3 x outdoor picnic tables with benches and umbrellas
  • 5 x folding trestle tables
  • 50 x stacking plastic chairs
  • Interactive whiteboard and projector
  • Audio input and speakers
  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible ramp access


  • Direct access to The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden
  • Atmospheric lighting inside and outside
  • Secluded location in the heart of the parklands surrounded by majestic trees, native plants and diverse wildlife

Hours of Operation

The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre is the base for Education Programs during the week, used by schools and educators from Monday to Friday. The venue can be hired from our Venue Services team for private functions on Saturday and Sunday.

Available Bookings:

  • Saturday / Sunday, 8am – 5pm
  • Saturday / Sunday, 1pm – 5pm

Capacity - Interior

Theatre – 44 pax
Boardroom – 16 pax
Banquet – 40 pax
Cocktail – 70 pax

Capacity - Exterior Covered Deck

Banquet – 32pax
Cocktail – 50pax

Capacity – Outdoor Picnic Area

Picnic Tables – 18 pax
Cocktail – 80pax

Total Capacity – Cocktail 200 pax

Fees and charges