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.


Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Closed 25 December.


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 *

* From 1 July 2015, members of reciprocal centres with a membership purchased after 15 June 2015 and residing within a 100km linear radius of Questacon are excluded from this offer and standard admission prices will apply.

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


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

By Bus

Action Buses

By Foot

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


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.