Flight Academy

Earn your wings at Questacon's Flight Academy.

Have you thought about?

  • How do wings work?
  • What gives a jet engine its thrust?
  • How does a propeller get you into the air?
  • How does a parachute work?
  • How do wings work?
  • What gives a jet engine its thrust?
  • How does a propeller get you into the air?
  • How does a parachute work?

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

Drag, lift, thrust and gravity are all featured here as the audience is shown how a plane stays in the air.

For Educators

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Friday 20 April, 2018

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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

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Blue Door Room: Gallery 5

Travel back in time with Mutty the Muttaburrasaur to prehistoric Australia as he goes in search of the Lizard of Oz. Roar with the herd, meet Australia's giants, follow the yellow muddy siltstone road. It's an Australian based, fun filled dino-extravaganza as we learn 'witch' dinosaur to avoid.

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

Earn your wings at Questacon's Flight Academy.

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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.

Saturday 21 April, 2018

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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

All you’ve ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. New theories, old myths debunked, exciting new fossils uncovered.

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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.

Sunday 22 April, 2018

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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

A fun and explosive show based upon the science of the amazing substance known as Liquid Nitrogen, one of the coldest substances known.

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

Answer the call of the wild and compete in the ultimate game of survival.

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