Tinkering with Toys

How do toys work?  What's inside them?  How are they made?

Visit The Shed to make, create, destroy and rebuild toys.

Check out the Fun Science with Traditional Toys exhibition visiting Questacon from the National Science Museum in Thailand to explore how traditional Thai toys relate to angular momentum, inertia, energy, sound, balance, gravity, force and motion.

WHEN AND WHERE

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

Tinker Space: Gallery 5
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

8+

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E.g., 2018-02-22
E.g., 2018-02-22

  • Thursday 22 February, 2018

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

Music and Sound explores how sound is created, what makes sounds louder and how different instruments work. 

3-6
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 23 February, 2018

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

Getting a ball to roll from the top of a pegboard to the bottom seems easy, but what if you want the ball to do a loop? Or jump a gap? Or move as slowly as possible? Using simple materials on a pegboard, create a rollercoaster-like ball run

8+
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Music and Sound explores how sound is created, what makes sounds louder and how different instruments work. 

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

Do yourself a flavour. Hang with your buds in this exploration of taste.

All Ages

  • Saturday 24 February, 2018

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

Getting a ball to roll from the top of a pegboard to the bottom seems easy, but what if you want the ball to do a loop? Or jump a gap? Or move as slowly as possible? Using simple materials on a pegboard, create a rollercoaster-like ball run

8+
A man smiling and holding two over sized model hex nuts through his left arm.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

All Ages