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Rockets

Black and white photo of a monkey perched on a rocket

It’s not rocket science… or is it?

Rockets were first used for military and recreational purposes in 13th century China. In the 20th century, rockets launched Yuri Gagarin into space and Armstrong and Aldrin to the Moon.

Visit Questacon to partake in the pursuit of rocket-launching by designing, constructing, and launching your own air-propelled paper rocket. It’ll be out of this world!

WHEN AND WHERE

  • Friday 2 October, 2015 (All day) to Monday 5 October, 2015 (All day)


Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

7+

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  • Thursday 26 May, 2016

A boy playing with a toy dinosaur

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Dinosaurs looks at some of the most famous dinosaurs, the differences between herbivores and carnivores, and what it means to be extinct. The children will get to look at some dino fossils, and even dig for some 'fossils' of their own!

Please note that this session uses home made play-dough, and

3-6
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
A large truck in front of crowd of people in a large open building.
Location: Niagara Park
Niagara Park

All ages

  • Friday 27 May, 2016

A boy playing with a toy dinosaur

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Dinosaurs looks at some of the most famous dinosaurs, the differences between herbivores and carnivores, and what it means to be extinct. The children will get to look at some dino fossils, and even dig for some 'fossils' of their own!

Please note that this session uses home made play-dough, and

3-6
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
A man and a woman both dressed in roadie gear and each holding a rolled up extension lead, and the man an additional microphone.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

All Ages

  • Friday 6 May 2016
  • Friday 13 May 2016
  • Friday 20 May 2016
  • Friday 27 May 2016

A photograph of drill bits
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Feeling like some tinkering? Have a building itch you need to scratch?

Friday afternoons this May, Questacon will be hosting Pop-up Tinkering! Our Inquiry Learning Facilitators will be running activities to help you design, build, try and refine your creations!

All ages

  • Saturday 28 May, 2016

A large truck in front of crowd of people in a large open building.
Location: Scholastic Sports Stadium
Terrigal

All ages
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 speaking in front of a large screen that has a picture of a snake on it.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Questacon's amateur herpetologist, explores the fascinating world of snakes.

All Ages

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