Questacon, Canberra

Australia might be best known for its exotic wildlife and beautiful landscapes, but you can explore its more scientific and technological side at Questacon. More than 200 interactive exhibits show you physics, chemistry, and engineering in action. Discover how a whirlwind of air and mist make things move at the Jellyfish Vortex. Test your response to visual stimuli and your hand-eye coordination at Batak. Although the museum aims most of its exhibits at kids, it entertains and educates visitors of all ages. Before you head to Canberra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Canberra trip itinerary builder tool , to make sure you see all that Canberra has to offer, including Questacon.
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  • We have taken our visiting grandchildren to Questacon a couple of times. They were aged between 7 and 11, both sexes, and they found plenty to interest and also challenge them, both intellectually and...  more »
  • Took my 7 yr old daughter and we had a good time. 2 hours was enough but overall it was good, multiple school excursions made it cramped but overall it was all good.  more »
  • For the science buff, for little ones to mid teens you can have so much fun. It is hands on, the cafe is well priced for a family to eat as well.  more »
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  • If you're in Canberra (or deciding to go) and you haven't put this place on your list to visit, then you need to do so now. It's a fun learning center with games and interactive activities in the fields of nature and science. Great for people of all ages as there is something for all. You could typically spend around 3hrs easy if you take your time in each section.
  • I have visited the Questacon several times and I have been thoroughly impressed with the displays and interactive systems here. This is a wonderful place to take any of any age and they are guaranteed to learn something new. The staff are very friendly and well informed. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Canberra!
  • Always great. There's something for everyone of all ages. Fun for little ones Science for nerds. Indoor safe environment for parents of restless kids. Teenagers project inspiring activities and lots of food and drinks as well
  • So good! Great family day out - we showed up on a day that they had half price tickets too. So many fun things to do! Make sure you leave more than 2 hours for this so you can do it properly too :).
  • Great place for all ages. Always something new to learn. Perfect if you want to spend a half day or more. The cafe offers good breakfast and lunch options. Recommended when in Canberra.

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