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The spectacular Questacon Science Circus is coming to the Southern Downs!

By Questacon Media 07 Aug 2023

Science circus

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre is excited to bring the Questacon Science Circus to northern NSW and the Southern Downs, Queensland. The Science Circus is travelling from Canberra over August and September to deliver a range of FREE events, including science shows for local primary schools, hands-on workshops for high schools, and public STEM workshops at community centres in Goondiwindi and Warwick.

These 75-minute, hands-on community STEM workshops will encourage people’s imagination to take flight as they build and test aerodynamic designs in Questacon’s very own wind tunnels. Our fantastic science communicators will guide participants through inventing and refining designs with a focus on real world applications. It’s a great opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to share, discover and engage with science and design together.

 Community STEM Workshop dates and locations:

  • Goondiwindi Waggamba Community Cultural Centre, 26 Russell St, Goondiwindi QLD 4390 | Saturday 2 September | Session times begin at: 9:45 am, 11:20 am, 1:15 pm, 2:45 pm
  • Warwick Town Hall, 72 Palmerin St, Warwick QLD 4370 | Saturday 9 September | Session times begin at: 9:45 am, 11:20 am, 1:15 pm, 2:45 pm   

Tickets are free, however pre-booking to secure your spot is essential via Ticketek:

“We’re very excited to bring Questacon to the Southern Downs and provide opportunities for the community to engage with STEM. Through our interactive and fun workshops, participants will gain hands-on knowledge while they prototype and refine their ideas using simple materials,” Science Circus coordinator Leisha Duncan said.


The Questacon Science Circus is a proud initiative of Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and Founding Partner, the Australian National University. Since 1985, the Science Circus has inspired nearly 3 million people through interactive science shows with over 700 visits to towns and communities, including 110 remote Indigenous communities.