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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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E.g., 2016-06-28
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  • Monday 20 June, 2016 to Thursday 30 June, 2016

Free entry for tertiary students in June!
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre is offering FREE entry for all tertiary students* for the month of June!

18+

  • Tuesday 28 June, 2016

A man painting colour patterns on a flat surface.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Do you see what I see?

8+
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+
An astronaut in space.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Our universe is incredible—but just how do we explore it?

All Ages

  • Wednesday 29 June, 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+
An astronaut in space.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Our universe is incredible—but just how do we explore it?

All Ages

  • Thursday 30 June, 2016

Close up photo of a spider. Photo by Thomas Shahan. Creative commons by 2.0
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Explore the mysterious world of spiders and discover what makes these amazing arachnids unique!

All ages
A man smiling and holding two over sized model hex nuts through his left arm.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Find out how we perceive the world around us. Is your brain playing tricks on you?

All Ages
David Cannell at work on site.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Come learn how fossilised Australian dinosaur bones get discovered, dug up, prepped and named.

6+