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Canberra's National Science and Technology Centre, called Questacon, is a fabulous place to visit for both young and old. The main prerequisite to enjoying your time at Questacon is an open, inquisitive mind.
Children of all ages love the many interactive science displays of Questacon, enjoying participating in the actual physical action of making the displays operate. Questacom is really a place to visit as there are many surprises in every room waiting for you to discover. Don't miss visiting Questacom. It's Awesome!
Located on King Edward Terrace, opposite the National Library, Questacon is a must see attraction of Canberra, especially if you have children. Geared primarily toward the inquisitive minds that the young possess, Questacon is a place where science becomes fun.
Open every day between 9 am and 5 pm, (except Christmas Day) Questacon has ample parking and is within easy reach of the city centre. Just cross the bridge on Commonwealth Avenue, which leads straight toward Parliament House and turn left at the first off ramp over the bridge.
You can't miss the National Library and Questacon and the carparks near the banks of Lake Burley Griffin.
One of the most popular exhibits is the Lightning Simulator in the Awesome Earth Gallery at Questacon. (pic above.)
Apart from experiencing an earthquake, feeling the effects of a tropical cyclone and learning the concepts of convection, wave motion and energy transfer, the Lightning Simulator gives a birds eye view of the awesome power unleashed by mother nature during a thunderstorm. This exhibition is both visually and audibly stunning.
Another popular exhibit is the Eaten Alive area, choc full of interesting facts and interactive displays that make you glad, being human, that you are on top of the food chain.
Witness a simulated lunge by a man eating crocodile and watch a film simulation of what it would be like beneath the sea in a shark cage. These are just a sample of what is on offer.
Questacon is ideal for school excursions, as a reference guide for assignments or just to have fun trying out all the different science exhibits. You can even face your fears on the gravity wall or put your head into a guillotine.
Admission prices are around $18 per adult and $11.50 per child, with special rates for groups. Prices can change at anytime so best if you visit the Questacon Website for accurate pricing details.
A visit to Questacon Canberra is something that will never be forgotten, so place this venue high on your list of must do activities when planning things to do and places to see in Canberra.