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Questacon Technology Learning Centre

Holiday hours

Please check the Questacon Technology Learning Centre holiday hours prior to your visit.

Questacon — The National Science and Technology Centre strives to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community with a commitment to making that experience fun, interactive, and relevant. The Questacon Technology Learning Centre (QTLC) stimulates an interest and awareness of the way things are made, shows how components fit together and demonstrates how innovation can solve everyday problems—from simple devices to higher end technology.

The QTLC helps develop skills and an understanding of manufacturing processes by immersing school students in ideas, tools and creativity. Young people are encouraged to have a go at making things and be inspired to pursue careers in technology and engineering. Programmes are also offered in metropolitan and regional communities through creative, innovative events and activities based on design and create workshops, national challenges and teacher training. Videoconference and web technologies extend the Centre's activities to students and special interest groups across Australia.

The QTLC also has small public exhibition space that unpacks the narrative of the innovation and manufacturing process from concept to production and showcase items made in Australia. As a new facility for technology learning, QTLC will act as a hub for national educational activities in partnership with many different organisations.

Entry to the QTLC is free.

Three students use hot glue, string and wood to construct a solution to the class challenge

QTLC offers workshops for students from Years 7 to 12.

The workshops build on a range of school topics and curriculum objectives.

A picture of a map with a marker in the centre.

60 Denison Street,
Deakin ACT 2600

Public gallery open 10 am–4 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

A woman wears a costume made out of car parts that includes huge sparkly wings

Torque: Alison Bogg, Costume Maker and Technical Designer, on the ergonomics and fabrication of large scale costumes.