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How many exhibits are in Questacon?

How many exhibits are in Questacon?

200 interactive exhibits
Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre, is located on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. It is a large centre with more than 200 interactive exhibits relating to science and technology.

Do you need to book to go to Questacon?

Tickets must be pre-booked online for all visitors in your group, including babies and children. We recommend booking early as tickets for each session are limited.

What can u do at Questacon?

Questacon | A Canberra must do

  • If you’ve been to Canberra, or even if you haven’t, you’ve probably heard of Questacon, the amazing National Science and Technology Centre.
  • GALLERY 1 – FUNDAMENTAL.
  • GALLERY 2 – AWESOME EARTH.
  • GALLERY 3 – Q LAB.
  • GALLERY 4 – THE SHED.
  • GALLERY 5 – MINI Q.
  • GALLERY 6 – [email protected]

What age is questacon suitable for?

Questacon is suited to children of all ages, however each of the eight galleries, the foyer and outdoor Science Garden areas are best for certain age groups. The fun begins before you even enter the galleries! Robo Q makes an excellent first impression.

When did questacon open?

November 23, 1988
Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre/Opened
On 23 November 1988, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre was officially opened by the then Prime Minister, the Hon RJL Hawke AC, MP.

How much is it to go to Questacon?

Yes, $23.00 Adults, $17.50 Concession, Children $17.50, Children u4 Free, Family (2 A, 3 C) $70.00. over a year ago.

Where does the Questacon science centre take place?

Questacon is an interactive science centre that began as a project of the Australian National University (ANU), in spare space at the Ainslie Public School in Canberra.

What kind of programs do Questacon do in Canberra?

In addition to the exhibitions in Canberra, Questacon runs the Shell Questacon Science Circus and Q2U. Past outreach programs run by Questacon include the Tenix Questacon Maths Squad, Questacon Smart Moves, Questacon Science Play, Questacon Science Squad and a range of activities in remote Indigenous communities.

When is the last day to go to Questacon?

Pre-bookings essential Timed ticketed sessions run hourly from 9am each day. The last session starts at 3pm. Questacon closes at 5pm. Learn more See all events at Questacon!

Where did the name Questacon come from and why?

The name ‘Questacon’ combines two words— ‘quest’ meaning ‘to discover’ and ‘con’ meaning ‘to study’. Professor Gore went on to become the founding Director of Questacon and in 2015, he got an Australia Day honour for his service to science.

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