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Botanical Bonanza

Pea plant growing with the sun shining in the background

Spring into spring with a botanical bonanza!

Visit Questacon's Q Lab and dig into the metaphorical soil of botany. Discover how to extract DNA from peas and how an Austrian monk and his pea plants formed the basis of modern genetics. Learn how to make a battery from a vegetable and try to power your house with potatoes; literally, a power plant! Build a terrarium from plastic cups and try to sprout some seeds. Poke a touch-sensitive plant.

Get a green thumb and grow your mind!

WHEN AND WHERE

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 (All day) to Monday 28 September, 2015 (All day)

Q Lab
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

7+

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  • Thursday 1 September 2016

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7+

  • Thursday 1 September, 2016

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join us for a Mini Show for Mini Scientists. This week we will explore the science of flight. This show is specifically for early childhood aged visitors.

3-6
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Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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All Ages
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Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Answer the call of the wild and compete in the ultimate game of survival.

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Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

8+

  • Friday 2 September, 2016

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join us for a Mini Show for Mini Scientists. This week we will explore the science of flight. This show is specifically for early childhood aged visitors.

3-6
A man with a beard standing in front of electrical sparks.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Zaps, sparks and hair-raising activities. The work of electrical energy!

All Ages
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Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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All Ages

  • Saturday 3 September 2016
  • Sunday 4 September 2016

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  • Saturday 3 September, 2016

a drawing of a large fish.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

8+
A man point into the air, with a large screen of dinosaurs behind him.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Answer the call of the wild and compete in the ultimate game of survival.

All Ages