Walks of Wonder exhibit launched

John Howard standing behind lectern

The inaugural Questacon Walks of Wonder exhibit, which was named in honour of former Prime Minister the Hon John Howard, was officially launched at Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

The Chair of the Questacon Advisory Council, Mr Leon Kempler, hosted the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull and the Hon John Howard at Questacon to launch the exhibit.

The John Howard Walk of Wonder is the first in a series being planned by Questacon which recognises eminent Australian supporters of science and technology. The walks engage users to see science and wonderment in objects and landmarks they see every day.

The current and former Prime Ministers were joined at the launch by the Assistant Minister for Science, the Hon Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Innovation, the Hon Wyatt Roy, former Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ian McFarlane, members of the Questacon Advisory Council, Chair of the Ian Potter Foundation, Mr Charles Goode and senior representatives from  government, business and industry. 

The first walk comprises 19 points of science-related interest within the Parliamentary Zone. It can be accessed via smartphone or tablet using a free app which provides interpretive information in a variety of formats.

Questacon is also exploring opportunities to expand the Walks of Wonder project across Australia through Inspiring Australia citizen science projects connecting the Australian Community to science all around them.

More information about the Walks of Wonder is available on Questacon’s website.