Wrap your mind around some intriguing questions
Q Lab is a dynamic and experimental environment that allows you to ask questions and find your own answers. Look at the world differently with microscopes and high-speed, high definition slow-motion footage. See live scientific demonstrations performed by Questacon’s science communicators and visiting scientists.
Q Lab is open every day (except Christmas Day). Programs are best suited for 7 years and beyond. Q Lab is constantly evolving to keep up-to-date with the scientific world.
Upcoming Events in Q Lab
Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 April
The average depth of the ocean is roughly 3.7 kilometres. But what’s at the bottom of the ocean? And what’s underneath that? Find out when Q Lab dives into the world of marine geology.
Monday 6 May
"Sievert to Believe It": Equivalent Radiation Dose Day
Equivalent radiation dose—the measure of radiation absorbed by biological tissue—is measured in sieverts, named after Swedish medical physicist Rolf Maximilian Sievert. On 6 May, Q Lab will celebrate what would have been Ohm’s 117th birthday.
Friday 10 May
Partial Solar Eclipse
At 7:50am on 10 May 2013 in Canberra, the Moon will begin to move between the Sun and the Earth. At 8:55am, the eclipse reaches its maximum with 26% of the Sun blocked. Visit Q Lab in the week leading up to this astronomical event to learn how to view eclipses safely.
Saturday 18 May
Fascination of Plants Day
Celebrate 'Fascination of Plants Day' in Q Lab and find out why plants are so fascinating! Learn how to build a battery from vegetables, use plant roots to detect acids, and extract the DNA from peas!
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