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Hearty Science

Heart-shaped hole cut in a red wooden wall

Weighing roughly a quarter of a kilogram, the human heart has become the universal symbol of love. It will pump approximately 100 000 times each day, transporting blood throughout the body.

On World Heart Day (29 September), visit Questacon's Q Lab to get up close with heart dissections.  Discover if the heart is really full of love, or just veins and vessels.
 

WHEN AND WHERE

Q Lab
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

7+

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E.g., 2016-09-28
E.g., 2016-09-28

  • Tuesday 20 September, 2016 to Friday 30 September, 2016

A photograph of a grevellia flower
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Spring has finally sprung and Q Lab is celebrating with a bodacious botanical bonanza!

7+

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

Motorised pot plant with eyes
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

10-110

  • Wednesday 28 September, 2016

A picture of a man's head.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Dr Blashtov will attempt to launch 10 rockets in 30 minutes. The Excited Particles take no responsibility for the accidental launch of children during this show.

All Ages
A man sitting in between a toy grasshopper and bumble bee.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

The Little Flower Seed wants to grow but needs some help from friends. What does a seed need to grow up? How do you grow? Can our little hero escape from the hungry grasshopper?

3-9
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
A woman looking up and smiling.
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+

  • Thursday 29 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 sitting in between a toy grasshopper and bumble bee.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

The Little Flower Seed wants to grow but needs some help from friends. What does a seed need to grow up? How do you grow? Can our little hero escape from the hungry grasshopper?

3-9
A man wearing overalls and a old leather flying cap with balloons around his head.
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

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