Invention Convention

Questacon Invention Convention

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

Students learning robotics at an Invention Convention

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.

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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

Community Events

In our cyber-centred, hyper-connected, information technology focused world, we are beginning to lose the opportunity to make stuff. Questacon invites the Australian public to explore their innovative side at The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre (IPTLC). The facility offers a range of activities and events for the general public and community groups that — with a spirit of curiosity, invention, and innovation — generates an atmosphere of creative exploration through technology and tinkering.


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On the 1st Wednesday of every month come along to meet local artists, engineers, designers, scientists and general creative types when they discuss their work and construction processes in the Torque: Revolving Ideas seminar series.

Be inspired by our speaker’s creativity and innovation as they share insights into the creative process and discuss how they brought their visions into a reality.

Each seminar revolves around a different discipline, topic, or technology, so come along and discuss the intersection of technology and art, and get carried away with Canberra’s vibrant maker culture.

Through discovering the works of others, you may just be tempted to pick that project off the backburner and bring it to life!

Please contact us for bookings or for further information.

Pop-up Science and Tech

The Questacon Maker Project has a presence at numerous special events within the ACT and around Australia including festivals such as Enlighten in Canberra, Innovation events, education conferences and various National Science Week events.

The Maker Project present casual ‘walk-up workshops’ and in-depth, scheduled workshops for groups of up to 30 people. The ‘walk up workshops’ have technology and engineering themes, suiting a wide audience range and engagement level.

Please contact us if you are interested in having the Maker Project attend your event.

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