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 April 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 April 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 15, 16 and 17 April:


Monday 15 April

Tuesday 16 April

Wednesday 17 April



Strange Devices

Wearable Technology

Galactic Clean-up



Simple Submersibles

Crane You Lift It?

Crash Test

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

Monday 15 April.

Strange Devices (AM)

Combining your wild ideas to make outrageous yet functional new inventions!

Simple Submersibles (PM)

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

Tuesday 16 April.

Wearable Technology (AM)

Make and modify accessories with basic electronics.

Crane You Lift It? (PM)

How much can you lift?! Build a crane and find out.

Wednesday 17 April.

Galactic Clean-up (AM)

Build and code a robot to collect and carry cargo where no human can go.

Crash Test (PM)

Protect your precious cargo. Design and build a vehicle that’s going to get crumpled in a collision, but leave the occupants unscathed.

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

Download April registration form here! PDF Doc

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

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