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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., 2016-06-29

  • Sunday 29 May, 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

  • Monday 30 May, 2016

A woman in overalls, wearing a safely crash cap and holding a plush toy cow.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Discover the science behind crashes and collisions. Sir Isaac Newton wouldn't know what hit him!

All Ages
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+

  • Tuesday 31 May, 2016

A young boys with balloons clinging to his hair.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Magnets and Static Electricity introduces children to the properties of magnets and static electricity.

3-6
A deep sea diver standing next to a large angler fish with large sharp fish.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Science under pressure. The ecology and exploration of our planet’s oceans.

All Ages
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+