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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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  • Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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Parkes, Canberra

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Parkes, Canberra

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Parkes, Canberra

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8+

  • Thursday 19 January, 2017

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

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All Ages
two dinosaur puppets.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join Mutty the Muttaburrasaur for another dinosaur adventure this time set in the Australian Outback with a host of all-Australian dinosaurs. Theres a gathering, a stampede, a chase and a whole lot of dinosaur fun. Will Everyone escape the hungry Allosaurus?



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Parkes, Canberra

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Parkes, Canberra

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