Is questacon free?

By: Pranav PilgaonkarUpdated: November 27, 2020


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For the first time, Questacon is hurling open its doors with the promise of free entry this weekend. Introduced to help make the national science and technology centre accessible to all, the free weekend is expected to attract thousands of visitors across both days.

Also to know is, how much is parking at Questacon?

Pay parking is charged at $3.10 per hour and $14.50 per day or $70.00 for a five day ticket.

Is questacon good for toddlers?

Questacon has long had a reputation as an awesome destination for curious kids with its hands on galleries showcasing science in action. And the good news is it's not only for older kids - Questacon has a gallery called Mini Q and it's entirely designed with the 0 - 6 year age bracket in mind.

What is the purpose of Questacon?

Questacon develops and delivers around Australia hands-on exhibits, science shows and demonstrations presented by young scientists, trained science communicators and actors. Questacon's approach is based on the proven educational value of hands-on activities supported by face-to-face science demonstrations.

How long do you need at Questacon?

How long you visit Questacon for largely depends on the ages of your kids and how long you're spending in Canberra. We think it's best for kids of about 4 and up. We spent 3.5 hours there recently but could have stayed longer – that was with a 4.5 and 6.5 year old.


Can you take food into questacon?

Questacon does not accept responsibility for the negligent, acts or omissions of visitors. Food and drink is not permitted in the galleries, theatres or the Questacon Shop. Running, skates, skateboards and heely shoes are not permitted in the Centre or on the grounds.

How much does it cost to get into questacon?

Yes, $23.00 Adults, $17.50 Concession, Children $17.50, Children u4 Free, Family (2 A, 3 C) $70.00.

What age is questacon suitable for?

Little scientists will enjoy Mini Q as they play, discover and learn in an exhibition specifically designed for 0–6 year olds. Questacon's eight interactive exhibitions feature more than 200 hands-on experiences, designed for visitors of all ages to touch, play and explore.

What can you do for free in Canberra?

10 free things to do in Canberra
  • Pay your respects at the Australian War Memorial.
  • Learn and discover at the National Museum of Australia.
  • Take a stroll through the Australian National Botanical Gardens.
  • Enjoy an afternoon at Canberra Glass Works.
  • Have a picnic at Lennox Gardens.
  • Enjoy a morning at the Royal Australian Mint.

Why is questacon significant to Australia?

Questacon is an interactive science centre that opened in September 1988. Questacon's vision is "a better future for all Australians through engagement with science and innovation".

Why is it called questacon?

In September 1980, Questacon began as a project of the Australian National University (ANU), in spare space at the Ainslie Public School in Canberra. It opened with 15 exhibits and was staffed entirely by volunteers. The name 'Questacon' combines two words— 'quest' meaning 'to discover' and 'con' meaning 'to study'.