Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Daily 9am-5pm
Session Times

Session Times

Group bookings available every 15 minutes
Session Duration

Session Duration

Allow at least 120 minutes, add 30 minutes for shows
Facilitated Program

Facilitated Program

Q by Night is fully facilitated
entry fees

Entry Fees

$15 per student. Q by Night $21.25 per student
Teacher to Student Ratio

Teacher to Student Ratio

FOC Pre-school 1:4 Primary 1:10 Secondary 1:15
Evening Program

Evening Program

Q by Night

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At Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, discover a smarter way to have fun! Questacon, in Canberra’s Parliamentary Zone, offers interactive and hands-on experiences in themed galleries. Perfect for self-guided exploration, the galleries encourage discovery and curiosity as students explore the science behind our world. Students are encouraged to ask questions while interacting with exhibits.

Self-guided gallery experience

During one of our 2-hour sessions, students will travel from the centre of an earthquake, to the heart of a beehive, all the way to outer space! The Awesome Earth exhibition highlights the mighty power and stunning beauty of our planet and the universe in which we live. Q Lab offers a dynamic experimental environment that inspires students to ask questions and discover answers with their classmates.

Evening Experiences

1The Q by Night program offers groups a guided adventure through Questacon. Choose from the 4–6pm, 5–7pm or 7–9pm sessions, and spark your students’ curiosity! A visit to the Questacon Shop is included as part of the Q by Night experience. Admission fees apply and bookings are essential. Q by Night programs incur a minimum charge of 35 students.

Dinners @ Questacon

Atomic Catering offers fresh, nutritional and delicious meal options for all school groups visiting Questacon. With a range of dinner menus to choose from and catering to all dietary requirements, Atomic will take the hassle out of organising your next dinner booking. An appointed catering manager will answer your initial enquiry, any other questions, and will be available on the night.

Please contact Atomic Catering to book in your next dinner at groupbookings@

Online Resources

Explore online science resources including instructions for DIY science experiments, classroom activities based on teacher workshops and Virtual Excursions. Visit Questacon at Home to discover a downloadable activity sheets, video resources and more. The Questacon Shop is open for online orders

DIY science experiments

Teacher workshops

Virtual Excursions

Questacon at Home

Questacon Shop