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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Caen, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Coolum Beach, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So much to learn and very interactive for every family member, loved it, a must to do in Canberra. Loved how my kids faces lit up with all the interactive things to do.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

very well presented exhibits. lots of friendly volunteers all over to help with exhibits or explain things. It was just my husband and I and we had an enjoyable time; spent about 4 hours. Definitely fantastic for families as well

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our children tend to ask for a trip to Canberra's Questacon science attraction twice a year. Questacon is full of interactive learning activities for preschoolers (Mini Q) up to high school students. A highlight is the zero gravity free fall, the simulated earthquake house and a simulated lightning bolt. As our children get older these are still on the "must... More

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