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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