Questacon at home — Fun science activities for kids

Wherever you are, be inspired by science and learn about the way our world works through a variety of fun experiments and activities you can do at home. Share your home experiments on social media using the #Questaconathome hashtag. We’re looking forward to seeing your results!

Looking for hands-on STEM activities to do at home with your kids? The Questacon team have developed a huge collection of activity sheets for children from Kindergarten all the way through to Year 12. These activity sheets are easily downloadable so they can be printed and done offline and were designed to be interesting, engaging and full of hands on learning experiences where parents and kids can work together. Download the sheets and get out and about around your house and backyard and enjoy some Questacon at Home!

Video Resources

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, young and curious, or young at heart, our video resources are designed to encourage curiosity and learning.

Preschool age early learning adventures in science

This video series aims to inspire kids to engage in science through exciting practical adventures, giving them the chance to discover science concepts in daily life and more.

School age DIY Science – simple experiments to try at home

Check out some of our favourite DIY science experiments for kids, to inspire curiosity and encourage learning by doing. Make your own lava lamp, battery, balloon powered car and more… we’ll show you how.

For curious minds of all ages - Questacon guest speaker series

Learn about science from the world’s greatest science minds without leaving your home! Enjoy the adventures of an Air Force Test Pilot, discover the science of spray on skin from Doctor Fiona Wood, hear about expanding universes from Professor Brian Schmidt and much more.

Shell Questacon Science Circus

Feed your curiosity and enjoy lively science presentations from the Shell Questacon Science Circus team.

Experiments for Children 5+

For some fun and easy science activities to try at home using everyday ingredients, check out our written guides for budding scientists from our Shell Questacon Science Circus team. Discover how to make an air cannon, create your own slime or experiment with bottled clouds. All guides include lists of the items needed to try the experiments at home.

Buy and Try

Enjoy all the Questacon Shop has to offer from the comfort of your lounge room. Browse our online range of classic science toys, science kits, and assorted puzzles and board games.

Whether you are looking to learn something new, challenge the senses, or have fun with the whole family, our online shop has something for everyone. Visit the Questacon Shop online and have the gift of science delivered direct to your door.