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Science Time

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Science Time is a fun and interactive learning experience for little scientists aged 3-6 years and their carers. During Science Time sessions, children participate in activities that include reading books, playing and experimenting. They will learn about the world in a friendly and inclusive environment.

Science Time is open to everyone and is free with your paid admission or Q Club membership.

Just like real scientists, children explore their world and ask lots of questions. Science Time lets them participate in activities that include singing songs, reading books, playing and experimenting. They will learn about the world in a friendly and inclusive environment. Topics change every two weeks.

Science Time is open to everyone and is free with your paid admission or Q Club membership.

Please note: there has been recent changes to the reciprocal entry policy for visitiors. For further information, please see our visiting and admissions page.

Science Time will be back at Questacon in Term 4 in a bigger and better room with our new Robotics topic.


Science Time sessions are 30 minutes long. Science Time is not held on Mondays, Public Holidays or weekends.

Cancellation Policy—Please read carefully

Because Science Time is very popular we need your assistance to maximise opportunities for all families to access the program. We understand that sometimes it is necessary to cancel a booking. If we know in advance of an absence we can offer the place to a child on our waiting list. To help us provide Science Time to as many children as possible we request that you please notify us of all cancellations via email to as soon as possible (even after the event if necessary). If you incur two un-notified absences (in total), we reserve the right to cancel the remainder of your bookings for that term and make your place available to those waiting. Thank you for your cooperation.

Topics Term 4, 2016


Bookings for Term 4, 2016 open on Monday 19 September at 8 am. Bookings for each week close at 5 pm the Sunday before that week's sessions; for example, bookings for Autumn and Trees Week A (Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th of May) would close on Sunday 3rd May at 5 pm.

If you have any questions regarding the Science Time program or about bookings, please read our FAQs web page. If you are still unsure please call us on 6270 2828, or you can email us at

All bookings are made online.

Science Time is a program for 3-6 year olds. Please do not make a booking for children under three, unless your child is turning three during the Science Time term.

You will need to book into every topic separately. There is no difference in content between Week A and Week B of each topic—please only book once per topic.

Please note that you can only book three children at a time.

When you have booked you will receive a confirmation email (please check your junk mail box, just in case your email software thinks our email is spam). If you do not receive an email within 30 minutes, please call us on 6270 2828.

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Waiting List

If you cannot book into the Science Time sessions that you want, then please book into the Term 4 Waiting list. Simply list the session days and times that you are available to attend and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.


Paid parking has commenced in the parliamentary triangle from the 1 October 2014. For information about parking, prices and spaces, visit National Capital Authority—Parking Management web page for more info.


Make sure you watch the Science Time videos and be sure to look at the activity sheets as well!