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Questacon Walks of Wonder

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Follow the Questacon Walks of Wonder and discover the science all around. From acoustic physics to plant biology the world is alive with science. See everyday things in a new light and perform your own experiments on these guided walks around Canberra.

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Featured Walks

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The John Howard Walk of Wonder

Wander around the Parliamentary Triangle and discover science in the heart of the nation. Every institution, building and path reveals amazing science right under your nose. Why does Lichen grow on only one side of a tree? Does sound always echo? How old is the ground we walk on? Find the answer to these and more on the Walk of Wonder.

45-60 mins View map
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The Questacon Science Garden

This is a self-guided audio walking tour of the Science Garden surrounding Questacon — The National Science and Technology Centre. Explore the Garden while you listen to the science behind each of the garden’s intriguing sculptures and check out the unique features, including videos and how-to-guides.

30 mins View map

Questacon Walks of Wonder bench and drop pin

Questacon Walks of Wonder drop pin and bench

Situated on the eastern side of Questacon is the Questacon Walks of Wonder bench and drop pin, a great photo stop and the start of this featured walk.

Connect to Questacon’s free public wifi to download the app.

The Q-WoW bench incorporates the use of recycled materials and modern manufacturing to create a comfortable and elegant seat.

The recycled spotted gum bench top timbers were handpicked for their rich deep colours and texture. They originally formed part of a bridge in the Fyshwick wetlands.

The lower WOW-shaped leg forms were precision manufactured using laser cutting and CAD design. Although they appear 20mm thick they are in fact fabricated from sheet stainless steel rather than solid material.

Constructed from steel sheet metal, structural plate and opal acrylic, the drop pin presents an illuminated Q logo to mark the start of the Questacon Walks of Wonder.

It incorporates a step for younger visitors to look through the opening and is a great photo opportunity.