Questacon, Australia’s National Science and Technology centre, is one of Canberra’s top attractions, much loved by children in particular though it offers plenty to stimulate the curiosity and interest of people of all ages.
As it has been some years since I last visited Questacon I cannot comment on current exhibits and shows. This information can be found on the website below. Were it not for the fact that it would be remiss of me not to make mention of Questacon on what has become a fairly expansive set of entries on Canberra I would not feel justified in writing a review. Now, feeling racked with guilt I will try and visit it soon and update this review! I certainly enjoyed my last visit.
Questacon exists to promote a greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community and aims to do this in a fun and interactive manner. As such, there are lots of things to play with, experiments to do, talks by ‘mad scientists’ and the like.
As indicated earlier kids love it and come here by the bus load – something you might want to remember if trying to pick a quiet time.
Given that I am writing this review at the height of a Pokomon craze in Canberra, and indeed elsewhere, I might add that the area outside Questacon is a firm favourite for Pokomon hunters in the city.
Daily 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed 25 December.
Questacon is, sadly, one of only a handful of museums/galleries in Canberra which have an entrance fee.
Entry fee – 2016
Child (4-14 years): 17.50 (Under 4: Free)
Family (2 adults and 3 children): $70.00 ($8.00 for each additional child)
Those wishing the visit Cockington Green (excellent) and the Australian Institute of Sport (only of interested in the subject) as well as Questacon would do well to consider a 3 in 1 ticket which affords significant savings. Further details at http://www.3infun.com.au/. It can be bought online (small saving) or at any of the three attractions.
Address: King Edward Terrace, Canberra, ACT 2600
Directions: Parliamentary Triangle Area
Phone: (02) 6270 2800