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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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Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic day out for kids and adults alike with heaps to see, touch and do which is a real hit with the kids. Some of the rooms aren't suited to the smaller children mainly as the scientific principles that are being explained just go over their heads but there is still enough to keep them happy. It was relatively quiet... More

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Lyon, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The National Science and Technology Centre, otherwise known as Questacon, is located below Capital Hill, on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin. It is a large centre, spread genrously across many levels, featuring free games, quizzes, and over 200 interactive exhibits relating to science and technology. I have very fond memories of Questacon as a child. I visited this... More

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Long island NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Great places to visit. Its a spiral walk with 6 large rooms to view all the displays. Lots of souvenirs at the shop

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City of the 12 month summer, OZ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Had heard so much about Questacon, was excited to take out 10 year old nephew there - but it felt a little 'tired' - yes, if you wait for a while, you can get a turn to press buttons etc - but it didn't really stimulate scientific thinking in the way I thought it was - more superficial than I... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Took our grandson was very busy so hard to try everything out also some things not working .Good value for money

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Top Contributor
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Brilliant displays and exhibits Press the buttons to discover science. Saw many school children visiting with their teachers. Great way to learn as it is hands-on.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am a student of science and as such love everything to do with it so I may be bias. This was fun and engaging and I have been a few times. It was great to have free science shows in National Science Week. My only complaint is that science is for everyone, and does not exist to entertain children.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Science! Good displays and it is an educational experience. Near the water front and lots of open space for after your visit. Staff were friendly.

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Darwin, Australia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really good spot to take a family with young kids, very educational, fun and interesting at the same time. It's very well set up and worth spending half a day here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was an amazing place to visit with so many varied science quests you could enjoy, It was a little crowded with a lot of school groups but we eventually had a go on so many different science games. Fun!

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