Visiting

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

A group of young children are looking at a clear glass bowl with an opening at the top and foam bubbles coming up through the opening. A young woman is also looking on wearing a lab coat and gloves.

At Questacon, we strive to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community. We're committed to making that experience fun, interactive, and relevant.

We are also committed to making your experience inclusive - if you are visiting with a disability or any other accessibility needs, please view our Accessibility page for further information.

Please note Gallery 8 (H2O) is currently closed for renovations. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

VISITING HOURS

Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Closed 25 December.

TICKETS

Purchase tickets

Adult $23.00
Concession $17.50
Child (4 - 16 years) $17.50
Child (Under 4 years) Free
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) $70.00 ($8.00 for each additional child)
Q Club Members Unlimited entry
Reciprocal Members Unlimited entry *

Find out more about Questacon's Access and Equity Days.

GETTING TO QUESTACON

Questacon is located on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

By Bus

Transport Canberra

By Foot

Questacon is a 30-minute walk across the bridge from Canberra's main business district.

Parking

This map contains the Questacon building and outlines the two car parks closest. There is a small car park directly next to the Questacon building that contains 4 hour parking, and there is a larger car park further north containing 4 hour parking in the first two rows and all day parking beyond that. Both car parks can be accessed from the street Parkes Place West.

Paid parking is available alongside the building, accessible from Parkes Place, with additional parking further along Parkes Place in the large car park near the lake.

The smaller car park adjacent to Questacon contains only 4 hour parking. The larger car park (further down Parkes Place West) contains 4 hour parking (in the first two rows) and all day parking in the remaining rows.