Questacon appeals to children’s instinct to take up a challenge, to inquire and experiment, but while  they are having fun, they learn about scientific principals, such as gravity and relative motion. Your  kids will want to have a game of Curve Ball in the spinning chairs – it’s hard to predict where the ball  (and their hands) will go next. And the 6-metre-high Free Fall exhibit is irresistible for young daredevils.

Contact details

King Edward Tce, Parkes; (02) 6270 2800 or 1800 020 603

Price range


Don't Miss

■ Mini Q, if you have a child under six. Activities here involve exploring spaces, balancing, role- playing, and experimenting with flowing water.

■ The live educational shows throughout the day (included in your entry fee). On Stage are fun, interactive performances for all ages: Puppet Shows are for the littlies and Science Talks are for those
with a deeper interest.

Fabulous Facts

One of the scariest interactive exhibits in the museum is Guillotine in SideShow. During the French Revolution, thousands of people really had their heads chopped off by guillotine. Now you can find out how they felt! Questacon gives you a chance to find out about all sorts of scientific phenomena, including your own fear responses…

Insider Tips

■ You’ll find the Curve Ball and Free Fall activities in the SideShow exhibition (though displays are  frequently updated, so these may have changed).

■ You can buy a ‘3 in Fun’ ticket for reduced entry to Questacon, Cockington Green Gardens and the Australian Institute of Sport.
■ During very busy periods, time restrictions apply for entry to the Mini Q gallery.
■ Mini Q has children’s toilets.
■ There is a cafe on site.

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