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Questacon

Address: King Edward Terrace, Canberra, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6270 2800
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Ranked #3 of 102 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: With over 200 educational and interactive exhibits, Questacon seeks to make science fun for all.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: With over 200 educational and interactive exhibits, Questacon seeks to make science fun for all.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

So much fun here. The only problem was that I accidentally spilt coffee on myself before entering, but that was more excitement than anything else

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

You'll need more than half a day so I suggest you allow a full day and pace yourself. I recommend you pay for the full day parking as it'll save you money and time having to go back and buy more time. We loved the live presentations - they were very entertaining and directed towards the kids and parents alike.... More 

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Questacon is always changing and never boring. We visit at least once a year and it is great for little kids, big kids and parents. They are always changing things around so every visit is different, but with some of the old favourites. Highly recommend you get brave and do the drop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Questacon was a must for our recent stay & a request from my children - 8 & 11. Every level had something to inspire, interest and intrigue all of us. I think the adults had as much fun as the kids! Highly Recommend a visit there. On-site food was reasonably priced and good quality.

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Took my 2 boys here on a long weekend visit from the Central Coast and they thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed the caged lightning and earthquake house. None of us wanted to try The Drop but maybe next time. There was so much for the kids to do and we spent al least 5 hours there but still didn't get... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Questacon is so much fun! I especially enjoyed the interactive activities - earthquake simulation, tesla lightening creator and the free-fall!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit with kids - heaps of interesting, educational, hands on activities. Fun things to buy in the shop to continue the experience when they leave.

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visit often and always have agood time, but it must say that when it's super busy, like school holidays, it can sour the visit. Too many kids and noise, and our kids get frustrated at not being able to get a go on the exhibits. So if you can, go in off peak times and really make the most... More 

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Questacon_Manager, Manager at Questacon, responded to this review

Hi John Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry you and your children were unable to experience all of our our exhibits due to the crowds. Questacon is one of Canberra’s most popular attractions, and we are often very busy during school holiday periods. February and early March are the best times to visit if you want to avoid the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What is great about Canberra is that you can balance out adult focused museums and galleries with great venues for kids and then ones like Questacon for both kids and adults. Always changing the venue displays makes it a venue you can visit regularly. Cost $70 for family of two adults and up to 3 kids 16 years and under.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great value a family of 2 adults, 3 kids for only $70. Whole experience, taking your time, can last 4 - 5 hours. Café is reasonably priced if you forgot to pack a lunch. Interactive talks are great for all, not just the kids.

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