If you have pre-booked tickets to visit Questacon and are no longer able to attend due to COVID-19 travel restrictions or you have been in an affected area, please email with a copy of your Ticketek booking confirmation (ahead of your booked session) to request a refund of your tickets. We will reply to each request as soon as we can.

We ask that you do not attend Questacon if you are from, or have been in, a COVID‑19 affected area.

For information about current Public Health Directions in the ACT visit ACT Health.

Our doors are open for 2-hour timed sessions to inspire your imagination with the world of science and technology. 

Tickets must be pre-booked online for all visitors in your group, including babies and children. We recommend booking early as tickets for each session are limited. 

For our COVID-19 safety measures and Frequently Asked Questions please click here.

Sessions run hourly from 9am each day. The last session starts at 3pm and Questacon closes at 5pm. Each session includes allocated time in 5 galleries and live science demonstrations.

Excite@Q including Free Fall, and the usual activities in The Shed remain closed for now.

Mini Q has reopened with limited sessions. Pre-booked tickets are essential (additional fees apply). For now, the Mini Q experience will be separate to general admission sessions. Please visit our Mini Q page for more information.

Galleries and experiences included in each 2-hour session:

Each gallery will be open for a specific time during each session. As each group moves through a gallery, that space will close for cleaning before the next group arrives.

Signage in each gallery shows how to safely interact with our exhibits. Some exhibits can only be activated by our staff and others can be used by visitors, with safety precautions in place.

We have a number of audio experiences and apps you can download to enhance your Questacon experience. If you don’t have your own device during your visit, our team can demonstrate how these apps work.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be available in each gallery to help you make the most of your visit!

Mini Q – Fun for 0 – 6 year olds

Questacon is excited to welcome our little scientists back to Mini Q. Due to the nature of the displays in Mini Q, sessions will run once per day with a number of COVID-safe measures in place.

Sessions have limited capacity and pre-booking is essential. Tickets for Mini Q are separate to the general gallery experience (additional fees apply).

Questacon Science Sprouts

For junior scientists aged 3-6 years old (not recommended for children under 3 years), our new early learning program, Questacon Science Sprouts, is running from Wednesday to Saturday each week, with 2 morning sessions available. Pre-booked tickets are essential and numbers are limited.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. The ticket prices below include all ticketing fees.

For detailed information on Mini Q please visit our Mini Q page.

The ticket prices below include all ticketing fees.

General Admission Tickets

Ticket General price Members & Reciprocals price*
Adult $24.50 $11.25
Concession card $18.90 $11.25
Companion card Free Free
Children 4-16 Years $18.90 $11.25
Child under 4 Free Free
Family (2 adults 2 children $73.40 $37.75
Family (2 adults 3 children $73.40 $37.75

*A Questacon membership card or reciprocal membership card must be shown to staff at check-in.

Science Sprouts Tickets

Ticket General price
Child 3-6 years $11.25
Adult $11.25
Child 0-2 years Free

Mini Q tickets

Ticket Type Ticket price
Adult $6.15
Child (3–6 Years) $6.15
Child (0–2 years) Free (booking essential)

Please note:

  • The ticket prices above are inclusive of all ticketing fees.
  • Science Sprouts is not recommended for children under 3 years.
  • When you click on the booking link, you will be directed to Ticketek to purchase your tickets.
  • Please ensure you book for the correct session day and time as we are not able to admit visitors for alternative sessions without a valid ticket
  • All visitors will need to register with the Check In CBR app on arrival. So you can start your session on time, please consider downloading the app prior to your visit. If you are not able to use the Check In CBR app, we will manually record your contact details on arrival.

Please ensure you have read our updated Terms and Conditions before purchasing your tickets.

Health and safety is our priority

To help make this a safe experience, we have implemented COVID-19 safety measures including:

  • Limited numbers of people who can attend each session.
  • Physical distancing - floor markers and other signage is in place
  • Hand sanitiser stations located throughout the building
  • Safety signage to indicate how to interact with Questacon exhibits
  • Regular and additional cleaning procedures
  • Separate entry and exit doors and one-way movement throughout the building
  • The Members’ Lounge is closed and lockers/drinking fountains are unavailable for the time being

How you can help:

  • Follow directions from our staff and as shown on our safety signage
  • Ensure you maintain a distance of at least 1.5m from other people, in line with physical distancing guidelines
  • Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands well with soap and water. You will notice hand sanitiser in several locations during the tour.

If you have been advised to self-isolate, if you are unwell and/or if you have been to any of the current COVID-19 affected locations, within 14 days of your planned visit, please do not come to Questacon.

To request a refund in line with our Terms and Conditions, please forward your Ticketek booking confirmation email to prior to the booked session time. Unfortunately we will not be able to refund tickets if the cancellation request is not made in writing or is made after the time of your booking. 

Please visit the ACT Health and NSW Health websites for more information and details of COVID-19 affected locations.

3 in Fun Ticket Discontinued

For over 20 years the 3infun ticket has been the best way to experience 3 of Canberra’s favourite attractions. Cockington Green, the Australian Institute of Sport and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre have offered engaging experiences and provided many thousands of visitors with enduring memories.

It is with sadness we announce the 3infun ticket will no longer be available to purchase. Our attractions are operating differently since the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has made it difficult to continue the ticket in its current offering.

Ticket holders are welcome to visit and experience Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre subject to availability of tickets. The Australian Institute of Sport is currently not offering tours for the general public until at least 2022.

All tickets must be redeemed by 31 December, 2021. Tickets presented after this date will not be valid for redemption or a refund.

Thank you to all past ticket holders for choosing 3infun as their choice for entertainment and engagement in Canberra.

Redeeming Tickets:

Walk-ins are not available for this ticket. Tickets redemption is subject to availability.

If you hold an unused valid ticket and would like to visit Questacon, please contact:

Phone: (02) 6270 2800


If you hold an unused valid ticket and would like a refund, please contact:

Phone: (02) 6230 2273.

Further Information:

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