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    The explosive science of the liquid of life—water and the Murray-Darling Basin.

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    All you’ve ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. New theories, old myths debunked, exciting new fossils uncovered.

    A woman with glasses making a funny face.
  • Get ready to experience the adrenalin pumping thrill of laser tag at Questacon!

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    A stylised image of a laser tag battle
  • Want to take your photographic skills to the next level? Register now for Questacon’s night photography workshop.

    Please note: This event is sold out.

    Floodlights projecting into the night sky with a light painted wave in the foreground
  • Make your own shadow puppet with Jeff Achtem from Swamp Juice!

    Please Note: This event is sold out.

    A shadow puppet and it's puppeteer


  • Welcome to a swamp like no other! Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets creates a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp. 

    A puppeteer holding a shadow puppet and a camera


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    Do yourself a flavour. Hang with your buds in this exploration of taste.

    A man dressed as a chef holding a mixing bowl in one hand, an egg beater in the other, and poking his tongue out.
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    Our universe is incredible—but just how do we explore it?

    An astronaut in space.
  • Questacon's armchair entomologist talks about insects, the masters of the earth.

    A woman with a stick insect sitting on her forehead.


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    What’s eating you. The inside story on the world of parasites.

    A snail moving across a leaf.
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    A fun and explosive show based upon the science of the amazing substance known as Liquid Nitrogen, one of the coldest substances known.

    A man wearing safety glasses standing beside a cloud of gas.


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    Science under pressure. The ecology and exploration of our planet’s oceans.

    A deep sea diver standing next to a large angler fish with large sharp fish.
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    Our universe is incredible—but just how do we explore it?

    An astronaut in space.

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