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Questacon

King Edward Terrace, Canberra, Australia
+61 2 6270 2800
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Ranked #4 of 111 Attractions in Canberra
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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Gladstone, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The family arrived at the start of the day and lucky we did because 6 hrs later we were still going. On arrival we amused ourselves outside with some of the activities whilst waiting for other friends. We put our backpacks into the free lockers which were a very useful thing to have. We found going to the top of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have lived in Canberra before, now live overseas, so it was great to bring my 2 infant daughters to visit such a great learning facility. Best ages for such a visit would be for 5 to 12 year olds. Nevertheless, my 3 year old got a lot from our visit! A lot of hands on displays, must admit though, some... More

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Canberra
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favour take the kids. You deserve to sit and have a coffee while the little darlings are running around having a great time learning stuff. Do what I do and don't tell them that it is educational and they will have a better time. Tell the truth I had a good time as well, playing with all... More

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Questacon is still changing and updating their displays yet keeping the real great ones there after many years. Now I take my kids there and they're loving it. Annual family passes have been good value for us.

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Adelaide
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of hands on things to learn about science concepts... Catch any shows, they are good and very entertaining - we saw Dr Yuri launch 10 rockets in 30 minutes. The long drop is something older kids will want to do over and over...earthquake simulator is good and make sure you catch the Tesla lightning generator.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited recently with our 3 children, aged between 7 and 2.5. Our older children were the perfect age to enjoy all the activities and exhibits and had a ball. Even our 2.5 year old was well catered for with the Mini Q section. We visited on a very wet and cold Saturday and this was the perfect place to... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is the place where every age can find something interesting to touch,feel and explore. Great layout to get the people through all the exhibits and all age groups love the drop slide!

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Brisbane, Qld
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Multi-storied building with fun on all levels, not only for young children but teens also. Open in the evenings also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took our three kids here today. Five hours went way to quickly. The science shows were well presented and quite entertaining. The kids had such a great time, so did we :) They also have a nice cafe serving nice food and coffee :) Very happy with our day here!! We'll be back :)

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I prefer these sort of places to be a bit more practical than just giving you stuff to read, but all of the hands-on exhibits were excellent and we were TIRED by the time we finished.

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