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Visitor information


Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Closed Christmas Day.


Adult $23.00
Concession $17.50
Child (4 - 16 years) $17.50
Child (Under 4 years) Free
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) $70.00 ($8.00 for each additional child)
Q Club Members Unlimited entry
Reciprocal Members Unlimited entry


Questacon is located on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

By Bus

Action Bus Routes to Parkes

By Foot

Questacon is a 30-minute walk across the bridge from Canberra's main business district.


Three-hour and disabled parking is available alongside the building and is accessible from Parkes Place. All day parking can be found further along Parkes Place in the large carpark near the lake.

Map of parking around Questacon. All day parking and three hour parking is available off Parkes Place. Pedestrian crossings are at the Parkes Place and King Edward Terrace traffice lights. Coach and buss drop- off is avaiable on the eastern side of Questacon off King Edeard Terrace. The National Library of Australia is situated to the west of Questacon.


Unfortunately the 360 Swing is temporarily out of action. We’re working hard to get this exhibit back up and running just as soon as possible.


Mini Q ticketing will be in place from Saturday 12 April to Saturday 26 April 2014. Upon securing entry to the Questacon galleries, Mini Q tickets will be issued at no additional cost from the ticketing desk. See the Mini Q page for more information.


Enjoy a meal that will have every member of the family smiling at the Mega Bites Café, conveniently located within Questacon. Choose from a wide range of freshly made, healthy meals including wraps, rolls and salads plus old favourites such as burgers, pasta and risottos. A kids’ menu is offered for smaller appetites. The Mega Bites Café also caters for school group lunches and dinners.

From the educational to the sensational, the Q Shop sells a wide range of books, interactive science toys, activity kits and teaching resources.