The John Howard Walk of Wonder

Spring Holiday Science Tours

Join our staff on a nature walking tour of the gardens around Questacon and discover the science all around.

The John Howard Walk of Wonder

Wander around the Parliamentary Triangle and discover science in the heart of the nation. Every institution, building and path reveals amazing science right under your nose. Why does Lichen grow on only one side of a tree? Does sound always echo? How old is the ground we walk on? Find the answer to these and more on the Walk of Wonder. Our guides will also point out the fantastic local wildlife living right on our doorstep.

Tours:

Fri 29 Sep, Sat 30 Sep, Sun 1 Oct, Mon 2 Oct

10am, 12 pm & 2:30pm

90 minutes duration

Suitable for all ages, approx. 5kms easy pace

Meet on the Rear Science Court

Can’t make a tour? Download the free Walk of Wonder app from the Apple or Google Play store and follow the self-guided audio tour.

WHEN AND WHERE


Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All Ages

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Monday 18 June, 2018

10+
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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

All the facts you need to understand the mechanics of natural disasters. We look at volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones and tsunami.

Tuesday 19 June, 2018

10+
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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

3-6
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Blue Door Room: Gallery 5

Sun and Moon explores how the Earth orbits around the sun, and the moon orbits around the Earth, which create natural phenomena like day and night and moon phases. The children will also get a chance to launch a rocket or two!

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

The science of the humble balloon. Come on a journey and go completely balloonatic.

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

Find out how we perceive the world around us. Is your brain playing tricks on you?

Wednesday 20 June, 2018

10+
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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

3-6
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Blue Door Room: Gallery 5

Sun and Moon explores how the Earth orbits around the sun, and the moon orbits around the Earth, which create natural phenomena like day and night and moon phases. The children will also get a chance to launch a rocket or two!

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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

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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.