Questacon Assistant creates a smoke bubble with dry ice

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Discover the smarter way to have fun at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. There’s something for everyone as you experience science in extraordinary ways.

Free-fall down a six-metre slide, freeze your own shadow, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey. Little scientists will enjoy Mini Q as they play, discover and learn in an exhibition specifically designed for 0–6 year olds.

Questacon’s eight interactive exhibitions feature more than 200 hands-on experiences, designed for visitors of all ages to touch, play and explore. Questacon’s exhibitions cover a range of science topics, from astronomy to zoology and everything in between.

No visit to Questacon is complete without watching—and perhaps taking a starring role—in a Spectacular Science Show.

Questacon is only a short walk from the centre of Canberra, and is in an ideal location for visitors to enjoy some of Canberra’s best tourist experiences.

When you need a break, Questacon’s Mega Bites Café provides the perfect spot to recharge and refuel. Questacon’s Q Shop offers a range of science-themed toys, gifts and souvenirs to continue the Questacon experience after you leave.



Daily: 9am - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.





Ranked #4 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor


Traveler's Choice

Certificate of Excellence 2016


Great day out with the kids

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Our family thoroughly enjoyed Questacon. We stayed for the day and the kids could have played for longer. As a parent it was fun to play with the kids in a learning setting. Well do to Questacon and...

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Great for the kids!

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Recently visited Ouesticon during a family trip to Canberra. Entry tickets where affordable. Kids were so excited and intrigued! A lot of interesting facts to learn and teach your children! Well...

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Brought the big kid out in me

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Fun for all inquisitive minds. Take the time to explore the detail in the attractions. Still learning as a big kid.

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  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Lockers
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop