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Balloonatic

The science of the humble balloon. Come on a journey and go completely balloonatic.

Have you thought about?

  • What is lighter-than-air flight?
  • What happens to air when it gets hotter or colder?
  • Can we use a balloon to get into space?
  • How did the Hindenburg balloon fire happen?

WHEN AND WHERE

Japan Theatre - Main Foyer
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All Ages

Learn About

The show involves the science and history of hot air ballooning, helium and hydrogen, plus the use of balloons in space and into the future.

For Educators

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