Invention Convention

Questacon Invention Convention

Don't just use the latest technology- create it!

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Workshops for students

School Workshops

Workshops in Canberra

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Holiday Workshops

Workshops during the school holidays

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Touring School Workshops

Touring workshops brought to your classroom.

students building their prototype

Virtual Excursion

Live workshops streamed from our studios in Canberra to your school.

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Workshops for teachers

Teacher Workshops

Accredited workshops for teachers.

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Social Media

See what everyone's been up to.

Workshops around Australia

Within the Community

Enterprising Australians

Find out about Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Taj Pabari, founder of Fiftysix Creations, works with a student

Community Events

Public events and talks.

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Make at Questacon in Canberra

Holiday Workshops

Download the January registration form here! PDF Doc

Check out The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre (IPTLC) located in Deakin and sign the kids up to a workshop during the January school holidays.

These hands-on workshops designed for young people aged between 10-15 years old will unleash the inner inventor, designer or maker.

Participants will get the opportunity to meet other like-minded people, make some cool stuff, get great advice on their projects, and find out how to further develop their ideas while having heaps of fun along the way!

Morning and afternoon workshops are available on 22, 23 and 24 January:


Tuesday 22 January

Wednesday 23 January

Thursday 24 January



App Design

Simple Submersibles

3D Design



Floating Cranes

Wacky Racers


Participants staying for a full day will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.

Tuesday 22 January

App Design (AM)

Ever wondered what goes into designing and making an app? Learn by prototyping your very own!

Floating Cranes (PM)

Lifting weights on water? Keep your crane from sinking as you move cargo across the water.

Wednesday 23 January

Simple Submersibles (AM)

Up, down and stay! Explore the watery depths with your own handmade under water machine.

Wacky Racers (PM)

Create car like racers that can go fast, go slow or solve different stylised challenges!

Thursday 24 January

3D Design (AM)

How can we take an object from our imagination and describe it to a computer?

Rockets (PM)

3… 2… 1… Blast off! Experiment with different designs to see if you can launch your rocket into outer space.

Workshops: $55 per session (incl. GST)
Q Club members: $44 per session (incl. GST)

Download a January registration form here! PDF Doc

For other enquiries, contact our bookings team on 1800 889 995 or

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