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Rockets

Black and white photo of a monkey perched on a rocket

It’s not rocket science… or is it?

Rockets were first used for military and recreational purposes in 13th century China. In the 20th century, rockets launched Yuri Gagarin into space and Armstrong and Aldrin to the Moon.

Visit Questacon to partake in the pursuit of rocket-launching by designing, constructing, and launching your own air-propelled paper rocket. It’ll be out of this world!

WHEN AND WHERE

  • Friday 2 October, 2015 (All day) to Monday 5 October, 2015 (All day)


Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

7+

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  • Thursday 20 July, 2017 to Thursday 10 August, 2017

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

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8+

  • Monday 24 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

  • Tuesday 25 July, 2017

A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

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3-6
A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Building and Engineering looks at different types of buildings and what shapes help us to build strong, sturdy structures.

3-6
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Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Do you see what I see?

8+
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

  • Wednesday 26 July, 2017

A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Building and Engineering looks at different types of buildings and what shapes help us to build strong, sturdy structures.

3-6
A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Building and Engineering looks at different types of buildings and what shapes help us to build strong, sturdy structures.

3-6
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

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