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The Unexpected Show and Magic vs Science

The Unexpected Show (15 Minutes)

Science is based on curiosity about how things work. As we build up our view of the world we expect things to happen in a certain way. This show aims to bust those expectations as we demonstrate science with unexpected results.

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Magic vs Science (15 Minutes)

Many magicians perform science on stage claiming they are magic. But with a bit of explanation, this show aims to show that magic is really science - and this makes it even more amazing!

WHEN AND WHERE

Japan Theatre: Main Foyer
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All ages

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E.g., 2017-02-23

  • Thursday 23 February, 2017

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Water explores how we use water in our everyday life. Children will get to play with water and experiment to discover what objects sinks and what objects floats.

3-6
A man wearing overalls and a old leather flying cap with balloons around his head.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

All Ages
A man point into the air, with a large screen of dinosaurs behind him.
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

  • Friday 24 February, 2017

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Water explores how we use water in our everyday life. Children will get to play with water and experiment to discover what objects sinks and what objects floats.

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
An astronaut in space.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Our universe is incredible—but just how do we explore it?

All Ages

  • Saturday 25 February, 2017

A man with his hands in the air in front of a large screen with various photos of dinosaurs.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

All you’ve ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. New theories, old myths debunked, exciting new fossils uncovered.

All Ages
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