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Schools and Teachers

The Questacon Science Circus is a major outreach program from Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra. A Science Circus experience is designed to stimulate and challenge an exploration of science and technology among its audience and is an ideal basis for follow-on activities.

School Science Shows

The Questacon Science Circus presenters visit local schools to present lively and energetic science shows using everyday materials and props. Adapted to the age of the students, the shows cover a wide range of topics from bubbles and balance to collisions and chemistry and lots more.

Programme Structure: Groups of up to 150 students experience a 60 minute science show, up to four shows are performed daily.

Venue: At your school (classroom, gym, hall etc).

Teacher Professional Learning Workshops

We also offer a teacher workshop called 'Hands On Science Activities'.

This workshop is aimed at primary school teachers and explores a variety of hands-on activities using familiar low cost materials (paper clips, plastic tubes, string, tape etc).

Times are flexible but usually run from 3.45 pm for a 4.00 pm start.


Cost of science show incursions

Our school show incursions are free. If a Questacon Science Circus pop-up science centre is visiting your location, each student and teacher also receives a free entry pass.

Teacher professional learning workshops

Teacher workshops cost $30 per participant (GST incl), payable by cheque on the day or by invoice sent afterwards.


To make a booking, please visit our bookings web page.