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Natural Disasters

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

Have you thought about?

  • How does an earthquake occur?
  • What happens when a volcano erupts?
  • What is the difference between a tsunami and a tidal wave?
  • How can we predict natural disasters?

WHEN AND WHERE

Japan Theatre
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All Ages

Learn About

Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami, cyclones and floods. Geology, seismology and plate tectonics are also delved into.

For Educators

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  • Monday 25 September, 2017 to Saturday 30 September, 2017

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

Discover the past, present and future of European Science and Technology. 

All Ages

  • Monday 25 September, 2017

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

Spring Holiday Science Tours

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

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

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

Dinosaurs were first discovered and identified in Europe; discover some of the strangest, most fascinating European dinosaurs discovered since then.

3+
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 and wheels. Find out how you can —  Move It!

All Ages

  • Tuesday 26 September, 2017

A man sitting in between a toy grasshopper and bumble bee.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

The Little Flower Seed wants to grow but needs some help from friends. What does a seed need to grow up? How do you grow? Can our little hero escape from the hungry grasshopper?

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

Dinosaurs were first discovered and identified in Europe; discover some of the strangest, most fascinating European dinosaurs discovered since then.

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

Spring Holiday Science Tours

All Ages

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