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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

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E.g., 2016-12-11

  • Sunday 11 December, 2016

A man wearing safety glasses standing beside a cloud of gas.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

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

The science of the humble balloon. Come on a journey and go completely balloonatic.

All Ages

  • Monday 12 December, 2016

A man pulling on a wooden pole that has a series of ropes and pulleys attached.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Levers, pulleys, jets and wheels. Find out how you can —  Move It!

All Ages
A man dressed as a chef holding a mixing bowl in one hand, an egg beater in the other, and poking his tongue out.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

All Ages

  • Tuesday 13 December, 2016

A man wearing safety glasses standing beside a cloud of gas.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

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

Join us for a graphic look at the science of mummification. This is not one for the squeamish.

8+