What is Questacon Canberra? It is our National Science and Technology Centre.
It opened in 1988 and believes in an approach of ‘learning is doing'. This is a definite must for families visiting Canberra.
It's a hands-on exhibition, allowing you to experience different situations that question your brains ability to think. For example there are activities that allow you to change in size before your eyes.
Check out this clip from Questacon below:
Questacon have a number of exhibitions at any given time, some are permanent and some are only for a limited time.
One of the exhibitions that are a permanent fixture is the 'Mini Q'. This exhibition is aimed at children under 7. The exhibition focuses on things such as water play, it has a sensory space which is a place to see, hear and feel unique things. There is even a quiet space where your kids can take a peaceful rest at the end of a busy day!
Isabella (aged 7) says: "I can't remember what my favourite thing is. There is a good bit where there is a bakery to play in. I liked that."
Anthony (aged 4) says: "My favourite thing is the ducks, you have to pick them up with a fishing rod. It's lots of fun."
Daniela says: "At Questacon Canberra it's all great, the kids have a ball regardless of their age. The water activities are really good and you are never too small. They even have a water table with high chairs attached. However I recommend you pack a change of clothes for the little ones. They gave my son a smock, but he still managed to get water all over him. But he had fun and that was the main thing!"
Remember, this is a fascinating exhibition for everybody regardless of age. And whilst you are certain to learn a lot it is loads of fun too. If you like brain training on your Nintendo DS then you will like this!
They are open between 9am – 5pm each day except Christmas Day. They are located on King Edward Terrace, Canberra. Check out our map below:
If you're thinking about taking a trip down to Canberra why not book your Canberra Accommodation here.
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