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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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  • Saturday 17 September 2016
  • Wednesday 28 September 2016
  • Wednesday 12 October 2016

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

Celebrate springtime with a green thumb and pair of wire strippers; tinker with gardenbots!

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  • Saturday 1 October, 2016

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

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Parkes, Canberra

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Parkes, Canberra

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Parkes, Canberra

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

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  • Sunday 2 October, 2016

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Parkes, Canberra

Join the Questacon Roadie for a musical experience like never before.  Rock on science!

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Parkes, Canberra

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Parkes, Canberra

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