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Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Attraction type

Questacon is an educational and interactive science centre suitable for all ages

Contact details

02 6270 2800


King Edward Terrace, Canberra

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Family appeal

At Questacon we combine science and fun into an incredible experience for everyone! No matter your age, background or science knowledge, Questacon is the smarter way to have fun!

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Kid-friendly programs

Mini Q—fun for 0–6 year olds

Even the youngest visitors can become budding scientists in the Mini Q exhibition. Children can experiment with water, explore the sensory garden and play pretend in four child-sized businesses, all in a gallery specifically designed for young children and their carers.

What’s in it for MUMS?

Families can experience science in extraordinary ways at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. With over 200 interactive exhibits to explore across eight themed galleries, there’s something for visitors of all ages to enjoy!

Bend both your mind and muscle in Excite@Q as you battle a robot at air hockey, keep your balance as you move through the Rototron and free fall down a six metre slide.

Inspire your inner scientist with Q Lab’s ever-changing array of intriguing experiments, explosive demonstrations and interesting displays.

The youngest scientists will enjoy Mini Q as they play, discover and learn in a gallery specifically for 0-6 year olds.

And no visit to Questacon is complete without watching—or even starring in— a Spectacular Science Show.

Did you know …?

Questacon began in an unused space at a local public school, opening in 1980 with only 15 exhibits and staffed entirely by volunteers.

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Attraction profile supplied by Questacon and correct at time of publication, May 2014


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