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.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

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

ENTRY COSTS

SOCIAL MEDIA

TRIPADVISOR

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

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

AWARDS

Traveler's Choice

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Great even for adults

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Quests on is great even for there young at heart couple just as long as you have the patience to mind the kids running around. The spider exhibit was awesome.

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Great day out for children

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We spent a rainy day here and explored all the rooms. Lots of hands on activities for children of all ages. The concerts in the Japanese Theatre were wonderful. Really well done. Educational but...

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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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FEATURES

  • 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