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Botanical Bonanza

Pea plant growing with the sun shining in the background

Spring into spring with a botanical bonanza!

Visit Questacon's Q Lab and dig into the metaphorical soil of botany. Discover how to extract DNA from peas and how an Austrian monk and his pea plants formed the basis of modern genetics. Learn how to make a battery from a vegetable and try to power your house with potatoes; literally, a power plant! Build a terrarium from plastic cups and try to sprout some seeds. Poke a touch-sensitive plant.

Get a green thumb and grow your mind!

WHEN AND WHERE

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 (All day) to Monday 28 September, 2015 (All day)

Q Lab
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

7+

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E.g., 2017-07-24
E.g., 2017-07-24

  • Thursday 20 July, 2017 to Thursday 10 August, 2017

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Tinkering with toys!?

8+

  • Monday 24 July, 2017

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Dr Blashtov will attempt to launch 10 rockets in 30 minutes. The Excited Particles take no responsibility for the accidental launch of children during this show.

All Ages

  • Tuesday 25 July, 2017

A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Building and Engineering looks at different types of buildings and what shapes help us to build strong, sturdy structures.

3-6
A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Building and Engineering looks at different types of buildings and what shapes help us to build strong, sturdy structures.

3-6
A man painting colour patterns on a flat surface.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Do you see what I see?

8+
A man and a woman both dressed in roadie gear and each holding a rolled up extension lead, and the man an additional microphone.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join the Questacon Roadie for a musical experience like never before.  Rock on science!

All Ages

  • Wednesday 26 July, 2017

A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Building and Engineering looks at different types of buildings and what shapes help us to build strong, sturdy structures.

3-6
A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Building and Engineering looks at different types of buildings and what shapes help us to build strong, sturdy structures.

3-6
A man pulling on a wooden pole that has a series of ropes and pulleys attached.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Levers, pulleys, jets and wheels. Find out how you can —  Move It!

All Ages

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