2012 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Award


Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre was awarded the 2012 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Award in the Tourist Attraction category.

“This award recognises the quality of the hands on science activities and the consistently high standard of the visitor experience at Questacon,” said Professor Graham Durant, Questacon Director.

In accepting the Award, Professor Durant acknowledged Questacon’s industry partners: the National Capital Attractions Association, National Capital Educational Tourism Project, and 3infun partners, Cockington Green Gardens and the Australian Institute of Sport.

“This honour is highly valued and each year we work hard to improve our offering. This kicks off an exciting year for Questacon and our wonderful city. Along with the Centenary in 2013, Questacon will celebrate its 25th anniversary in November, so we’re gearing up for a massive year of celebrations.

“It’s interesting to reflect on the growth of Questacon and tourism in the region over the past 25 years, and to imagine how different the experiences on offer for visitors will be in 25 years’ time in 2038,” said Professor Durant.

The annual Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards aim to showcase the best of the region’s tourist industry organisations and promotes, encourages and rewards tourism excellence.

Questacon delivers over 6 million hours of inspiration to over 3 million people throughout Australia across all outreach programs, online programs and at Questacon in Canberra.

From the mind-and muscle-bending Excite@Q exhibition,featuring the 360 Swing, to the new Deep Oceans exhibition where visitors can explore the dark and dangerous world of giant sea creatures and bizarre fish, Questacon makes science and technology concepts accessible in a fascinating and entertaining way. Visitors can explore the world of science through an extensive range of interactive exhibits, programs and science theatre.

Questacon has also won these following Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards in past years:

  • 2001 Significant Regional Attractions
  • 2002 Significant Tourist Attractions
  • 2003 Significant Tourist Attractions
  • 2005 Significant Tourist Attractions
  • 2006 Significant Tourist Attractions
  • 2007 Tourist Attractions
  • 2008 Tourist Attractions
  • 2009 Tourist Attractions
  • 2010 Tourist Attractions
  • 2011 Tourist Attractions