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Questacon

King Edward Terrace, Canberra, Australia
+61 2 6270 2800
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Ranked #4 of 110 attractions in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

For the young and young at heart; if you didn't know much about science you soon will. Hands on science for all ages. Used to take our kids there, and now the grandkids! Never bored and the best for a wet day. But, look out if there are tour buses as the place may be packed as it's very popular.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We brought two boys (ages 4 and 11) for an afternoon of fun. We had a great time exploring the exhibits. It wasn't overly busy for a Saturday. They had a small "free-fall" in one of the exhibits. Even as an adult, I participated in it and had a great time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Has a great time with the family. There is a lot to see and do while there. Staff are great and friendly. Cant wait to go back.

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Caen, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Spent a full morning discovering the science museum, absolutely brilliant hands on experiments for children and adults alike.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We allowed 2 hours before our flight back to a much warmer Brisbane which wasn’t enough time to really experience all of the hands on activities. Our kids 8 and 14 years loved it and were disappointed to leave. We did stop to watch a Spectacular Science Show on European Astronomy which was great but too long for our allowed... More

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Chandigarh, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A wonderful place that gets kids to experience all the 'magic' that science can create. Might be a little too scientific for kids under 7, but its not like there is nothing for them to do- just limited stuff though.With so many floors, there is a lot to explore.Do NOT visit this place in a hurry- the kids will be... More

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There were no real adult exhibits, price for entry was steep for what it was. Made for children only.

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sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Every kid I know just loves this interactive science centre near the parliament, gallery and high court. Many levels of all things scientific. Good cafe for adults to seek refuge while kids explore :)

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We spent almost the whole day here with just a little trip into Manuka for lunch. Such a fantastic day for all of us- kids aged 12, 10 and 8 all loved it.

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I remember coming here as kid and now that I have little ones of my own it is a great place to come on the weekends. It's educational for the kids and still fun for us!

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