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What you’ll do

Our volunteer explainer program covers a bit of everything here at Questacon! As part of our team, you’ll:

  • be challenged by curious young (and young-at-heart) minds wanting to know why and how.
  • encourage visitors to get the most out of their visit to Questacon. One minute you might be helping a young child with which button to push, and the next explaining a complex science concept to an adult.
  • learn to become a confident communicator with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • be prepared for the unexpected and have the skills to help others explore the world around us in a new light.

What you’ll get from us

As part of our work experience team, you’ll receive:

  • training and support
  • a certificate of completion
  • discounts from Atomic Catering and the Questacon Shop.

Key dates

Questacon’s Work Experience Program will take place 7 - 11 October 2024.


To be eligible, you must be in year 10 and be participating in a school sponsored work experience program.

Questacon is a popular location for work experience and not everyone will get a placement however, you may also want to consider participation in our Student Training Program for next year for years 11 & 12. Nominations for this program come through your school so talk to your careers advisor for more information.

How to apply

Thanks for your interest in doing your work experience with us! 

To find out more about our Work Experience Program and what is planned for 2024, please email us at

We will then put you in contact with the Work Experience organisers who can answer all your questions.