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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., 2017-07-24
E.g., 2017-07-24

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

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

Tinkering with toys!?

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

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

3-6
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
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 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