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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?

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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  • Thursday 29 June, 2017

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
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?



This is the Excited Particle's favourite dinostory puppet show and is a perfect way to entertain

3-9
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

  • Friday 30 June, 2017

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?



This is the Excited Particle's favourite dinostory puppet show and is a perfect way to entertain

3-9
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Our universe is incredible—but just how do we explore it?

All Ages
A woman in overalls, wearing a safely crash cap and holding a plush toy cow.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Discover the science behind crashes and collisions. Sir Isaac Newton wouldn't know what hit him!

All Ages

  • Friday 23 June 2017
  • Friday 30 June 2017

A photograph of a glass of whisky

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Whisky: It's made from grains, gets old in a barrel, and has travelled to space and back.

18+

  • Saturday 1 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
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Our universe is incredible—but just how do we explore it?

All Ages
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

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