The fabulous National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon in Canberra, is the perfect place to start a holiday with kids in the nation's capital. It is the only hands-on science centre in the region and the largest in Australia. All you need is some curiosity, imagination and a sense of fun to explore the science behind the world we live in.
You can experience an earthquake, see lighting created, freefall six metres on a vertical slide, play air hockey against a robot or swing head-over-heels on the 360 Swing. As they say - it's the smarter way to have fun!
There’s always something new and wonderful happening. The Perception Deception exhibition is currently showing visitors who out brains process information and can play tricks on you and Questacon’s activities for Enlighten are a shining reflection of 2015 as the International Year of Light – this one runs from February 27 to March 7. And on February 27 and 28 there’s Swamp Juice where Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets will create a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish. Here is a link to the What’s On section of the Questacon website.
For the younger members of the family there’s Mini Q where babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school children to age 6 get an opportunity to explore the world through play.
Questacon is open 9:00am to 5:00pm every day except Christmas Day and there are always workshops in the school holidays. Admission fees apply.
Questacon is located on King Edward Terrace, Canberra and online at www.questacon.edu.au
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