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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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E.g., 2016-09-29

  • 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

  • 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
A man with his hands in the air in front of a large screen with various photos of dinosaurs.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

All you’ve ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. New theories, old myths debunked, exciting new fossils uncovered.

All Ages

  • Friday 30 September, 2016

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 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 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

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