Canberra Tourism Award win for Questacon

Group of dressed up people holding award

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre was awarded the 2015 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Award in the Tourist Attraction category on Thursday 10 December 2015 at the National Convention Centre.

Questacon’s iconic science centre in the Parliamentary Zone is one of Canberra’s leading tourist attractions, welcoming over 450 000 visitors annually from across Australia, including children, parents, grandparents, students, teachers and carers.

Questacon Director Professor Graham Durant said the award recognised Questacon’s continued commitment to tourism in the region.

“Our tried-and-true formula of hands-on discovery coupled with exceptional customer service has provided a unique experience to millions of visitors since the Centre opened in 1988,” Professor Durant said.

The Centre has evolved to be a leader in the Canberra tourism industry and is committed to excellence in all areas of tourism, offering dynamic, hands-on science adventures that ignite curiosity.

Questacon strives to deliver tourism excellence and drive visitation to the Canberra region. In 2014-15 Questacon developed a number of new initiatives–which included an Earthquake Lab and innovative solutions to enhance and streamline the valued school tourism program–to try to continue exceeding visitor expectations.

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

Each year Questacon reaches more than three million people of all ages through a range of inspirational experiences delivered from two facilities in Canberra. Questacon’s programmes combine interactive entertainment and education to spark an interest in science and technology.

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

Questacon will represent the Canberra and Capital Region at the 2015 Australian Tourism Awards in Melbourne on 5 February 2016.