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The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre

Opening Hours

The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre is open by appointment only.

Please call 02 61129712 to arrange entry.


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 Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre (The Centre) 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 Centre 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 Centre 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, The Centre will act as a hub for national educational activities in partnership with many different organisations.

Entry to The Centre is free.

 A boy using a remote control attached to a series of wires and green box.

Holiday Workshops for young people aged between 10–15 years old.

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60 Denison Street,
Deakin ACT 2600

By appointment only.

A steel knife, almost complete, is placed into a hot furnace filled with white hot ash and flame

Torque: Karim Haddad, teacher and founder of Tharwa Valley Forge, demonstrates and explores the joys of knifemaking.