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Questacon: The National Science and Technology Centre

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published November 8th 2011
Questacon is the place that makes science fun, this is the perfect place to take your kids so that they can realise just how cool learning can be. Questacon is a science museum, and inside you can take part in experiments, demonstrations, and more, and you'll get to see some pretty cool things. It is a place that is best done with kids, but even if you go alone you'll still get some cool stuff out of it.

Questacon is divided into sections that look at different parts of the world we live in. You can learn how light works, and what effect different sound frequencies can have. Feel how an earthquake would feel, or see manufactured lighting. Everything should be touched and played with. Questacon is not a museum where all you do is read descriptions, everything is interactive, and you'll get the best experience when you try everything out.

There is even a sideshow at Questacon. You can try regular sideshow games like clowns, and fishing for ducks, or you can check out some of the other stuff. There is even a simulator, and a spinner. Don't think this part of Questacon is just about fun, you'll find plenty of science involved, you'll just have lots of fun learning about it.

Afterwards you must check out the gift shop, because it is filled with even more science experiments, that you can take home to try at home. If you don't stock up at the centre make sure you check out the website, you'll find even more fun things to try online. On the website you can also read more about all the science behind the exhibits.

Questacon has got a range of different exhibitions, that chance regularly. To see the current exhibitions and programs just visit their website. They are open from 9am-5pm, 7 days a week. Unlike many of the nearby attractions Questacon isn't free, you'll pay $20 for adults and $15 for children.

Make science fun and pay a visit to Questacon.
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Why? To show learning science is fun
When: Daily 9am-5pm
Where: King Edward Terrace, Canberra
Cost: $20 adults, $15 children
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