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Questacon, Canberra

(4.5/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
Australia might be best known for its exotic wildlife and beautiful landscapes, but you can explore its more scientific and technological side at Questacon. More than 200 interactive exhibits show you physics, chemistry, and engineering in action. Discover how a whirlwind of air and mist make things move at the Jellyfish Vortex. Test your response to visual stimuli and your hand-eye coordination at Batak. Although the museum aims most of its exhibits at kids, it entertains and educates visitors of all ages. Make Questacon a part of your Canberra vacation plans using our Canberra tour planner.
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  • 澳大利亚国家科技馆位于堪培拉市中心,格里芬湖边,环境优美,距离国会大厦很近,但也是需要坐车或者开车过来的。展馆面积很大,一般展览是不收费的,只是一些特展才需要收费,这一点请务必留意,其实从展馆门口一直进来就行,不用买票,售票的都是特别的展览。藏品非常丰富,展示风格也很不错,适合一家大小前来参观。 
  • A great place toview all kinds of science and challenge your mind with activities. The constant change of activities and exhibits will make you keep coming back. Great for all ages. 
  • If you decide to go to this place make sure you get there early as the line to get in is long & moves slowly. Kids were not impressed with this place. Many feral kids running around unsupervised which...  more »
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  • Questacon!! This place has really cool exhibits that run for a few months and then change it up, and are always improving their current long lasting ones. You should try check out the shows as well. They are pretty cool, albeit aimed at a young audience for the most part, but they are still informative and definitely enjoyable. The staff I see here are often quite happy to come and tell you about what you are seeing or help you out.
  • Great place for kids and has fun and exciting activities. It can pretty busy during holidays so you might want to go in the morning. They do have a cafe but you might want to head over to the slightly nicer cafe at the portrait gallery. The shop is a cool addition but is fairly expensive. Overall very tidy and fun place worth checking out!
  • The great thing is thing is that there is so much to do that even if it is busy chances are you can find something that isn't being used. My kids loved it and I would definitely go back again. Only negative was the line up to buy tickets. Not sure if you can buy online before hand - but if you can it might save you some time.
  • Love this place. Well worth getting an annual pass if you have kids and live near here. There's always something new to discover. Mini Q is fabulous for the little ones (0-6 years) just remember Mini Q has ticketed sessions during school holidays (free but limited numbers per session). Great for rainy cold days.
  • Such a nice place to explore in to science. It takes a long time of at least half a day to finish it. Kids above 4 years will surely enjoy. Plenty of car park is available. Science shop is really awesome for games and gifts.