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Science Time

Questacon’s Science Time is a fun and interactive learning experience designed to get our little scientists involved. Just like a real scientist, children ask questions, explore and experiment with the world around them. In Science Time, children work together to solve problems and investigate their exciting world.

Each session starts with a question. Children and their carers investigate, discover and share their findings together. We’ll explore the topic further with hands-on experiments, activities and craft. The session finishes with a scientific demonstration and a take-home activity sheet to continue your journey.

Session details

  • For little scientists aged 3 to 5 years (and their carers).
  • Sessions start at 9:30 am and 10:30 am. Each session is 45 minutes.
  • For session dates, check out our What’s On page.
  • Bookings are essential. Participants must book a Science Time ticket, which will include entry to Questacon for the same day. All Science Time participants, including adults and siblings, must have a ticket.
  • Bookings are also required for Questacon members. Admission is free.
  • Find us in the Blue Door Room in Gallery 5 – ask reception staff for directions!
  • Got questions? Email us at

Science Time topics

Science Time explores many different topics of interest for young children. Each Science Time topic runs for 4 weeks.

Light: 5 to 24 May 2022

Discover the science of light and shadow. Have you wondered why some objects cast a shadow and others don’t? How and why shadows change? Or why some objects reflect light? Come find out at Science Time: Light!

Flight: 2 to 22 June 2022

Discover the science of flight. Have you ever wondered how helicopters fly? Or how we can use air to make things float? Come find out at Science Time: Flight!

Science Time from home

Want more Science Time? From the comfort of your own home, join us as Science Time visits interesting places, meets people in our community and hosts DIY science experiments. Meet a beekeeper, check out some chickens, or join us on a trip to the Moon. Experiment with parachutes, boats and catapults. Never miss a beat with Questacon’s videos and activities for early childhood learners.