Facilities | Early Start Discovery Space


Designed with families in mind our facilities aim to help you make the most of your visit to the Discovery Space.


Come and enjoy the all day breakfast menu and selection of healthy wraps, sandwiches and treats. Plus great coffee! Open weekdays 8am – 5pm and weekends 9am – 4pm.


There are many ATMs located throughout the UOW Campus; the closest one to the Discovery Space is located next to Rush Café on the ground floor of the McKinnon building. Alternatively, the Discovery Space Gift Shop accepts payment by eftpos (including VISA and MasterCard).

First Aid

We have a number of trained First Aid officer’s onsite. For assistance with any First Aid treatment please see our Information desk, located at the entrance.


We have FREE lockers available so you can safely stow your valuables and enjoy the Discovery Space with free hands.

Pram Storage

Pram parking is located near the lockers.

Parents Room

We support breastfeeding mothers and support mothers who wish to breastfeed within the Discovery Space. In addition, our Parenting Suite is designed for all your baby care needs, providing a comfortable, quiet place to breastfeed, bottle feed or express milk privately. It features comfortable chairs and stools, nappy change bays, hot and cold water, a microwave oven and waste disposal amenities. We also have a curtained off feeding area for those requiring privacy.


The Discovery Space has separate ladies, gents and disabled toilets available. You’ll also find child-sized toilets and sinks in our children’s unisex facility and cubicles including both adult and child sized toilets. Baby change tables and a shower facility are also provided.

Picnic Areas

The Discovery Gardens are our designated eating area. Picnic tables and chairs are provided to enable you to enjoy this tranquil space with your family. Bring a picnic or take advantage of the café which is accessible from this space. External to the Discovery Space, the UOW campus has many lovely places for picnics.

Bike racks

We have bike racks available at the entrance to the Discovery Space.

Water bubblers

For your convenience there are two water bubblers located in the outdoor Discovery Gardens.

The Discovery Space Gift Shop

Our Discovery Space Gift Shop is packed with quirky, fun and educational toys and activities that the kids and parents will love. A great place to pick up a memento of your visit or purchase a unique gift. Gift vouchers are also available.

Discovery Gallery
We have a large event space overlooking the Early Start Discovery Space floor available for hire. A great spot for your next function, with capacity for 140 standing, 53 seated. See our Events page for more details.

Party Rooms

Our bright and light party rooms are available for birthdays and other family celebrations and come with your very own party guide. See our Events page for more details.