EuroScience Week

EuroScience at Questacon, 8-12 October 2018

EuroScience Week is back for these school holidays!

In collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to Australia, Questacon is holding a week long program recognising Europe's contributions to science. This year Questacon is celebrating the scientific achievements from Europe from advances  in energy technologies to space exploration and research. Join us for a week long event filled with shows, scientists and of course science!

See the What's On for the show schedule.

Inside a Collider

Excited Particle Lachlan McGuinness has just returned from CERN and will share his European adventure inside the Large Hadron Collider, in all its smashing glory.


Marie Curie

Marie Curie, the only scientist to win a Nobel Prize in two different disciplines. Quite possibly the greatest scientist ever. This is a theatrical adaptation based on excerpts from Marie Curie's letters and workbooks. We explore the life and scientific pursuits of this extraordinary physicist and chemist, who pioneered the study of radiation.



How do we get to space? Rockets! Space exploration would not be possible without them. Watch, experience and explore what it takes to get people, satellites and our imaginations moving amongst the stars to explore the furthest reaches of our galaxy. Warning: This is rocket science!


Space Missions

What is the next ‘giant leap’ for human space exploration? The ESA’s BEPICOLUMBO is scheduled for launch in mid October, it will conduct the most in depth exploration of Mercury to date. Find out about the different technologies and advancements that are contributing to this and other missions.



The most earth like planet in our solar system. Let’s explore the red planet, its similarities and its differences. Let’s find out if humans will ever walk on Mars and can we survive there? Is there accessible water? How will we breathe? And why is the Martian sunset blue?




  • 9.00 am, Monday 8 October, 2018 to 5.00 pm, Friday 12 October, 2018

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory


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Monday 10 December, 2018 to Wednesday 19 December, 2018

All ages


Questacon's Japan Theatre is out of action while we carry out some vital maintenance tasks.

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