Gallery 8 (Mars) is currently closed for maintenance.

Your visit to Questacon

Questacon is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm (except 25 December).

To guarantee a visit to Questacon, please pre-book your tickets online. To ensure a comfortable experience for our visitors and staff, we have introduced timed entry to Questacon. Visitor numbers are limited and tickets can sell out quickly, particularly on weekends and during school holidays.

Free Fall (our 6.7 metre giant slide) is currently closed. We are working on COVID safe ways to bring this experience back soon.

Visit our Galleries page to learn more about what you can see and do during your visit. We have a number of audio experiences and apps you can download to enhance your Questacon experience.

Mini Q – Fun for 0 – 6 year olds

Due to the nature of the activities in Mini Q, visitor numbers are limited. During busy periods, bookings for Mini Q sessions may be required. Our team will assist you with this on arrival at Questacon. Please visit our Mini Q page for more information.

Science Sprouts

During the school holidays, Questacon will be running Science Sprouts sessions. Science Sprouts is suitable for children aged 3 to 6 and their carers. Sessions are free with entry but capacity limits apply. For session times, check out What’s on. And for more information, visit Science Sprouts.

Science Time

During the school term, Questacon will be running the Science Time program. Science Time is suitable for children aged 3 to 5 and their carers. Bookings are essential. Information on session times and topics can be found at What’s on. For more details, visit Science Time.

Ticket prices

Please note, ticketing fees apply when booking online. 

Ticket Price
Adult $23
Q Club / Reciprocal member Free
Concession card  $17.50
Companion card Free
Children 4-16 Years $17.50
Child under 4 Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $70

Buy tickets


To guarantee a visit to Questacon, please pre-book your members tickets online.

Member and reciprocal member tickets can be booked for any eligible member. Please ensure you book a ticket for every person visiting the centre with you, including babies and infants. 

All memberships will be verified on arrival.

New Questacon memberships are now available for purchase. Visit our Q Club page to learn more.   


  • Ticketing fees apply when booking online.
  • 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.
  • Please ensure you have read our updated Terms and Conditions before purchasing your tickets.
  • 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.

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 awareness signage
  • Signage in each gallery that shows how to safely interact with our exhibits. Some exhibits can only be activated by our staff and others can be used by visitors
  • Hand sanitiser stations located throughout the building
  • Regular and extra cleaning procedures
  • Face masks worn by Questacon staff

How you can help:

  • Follow directions from our staff
  • Physical distance. Ensure you maintain a distance of at least 1.5m from other people
  • Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands well with soap and water and use the provided hand sanitiser located around the Centre.
  • Consider wearing a mask. Masks can help protect you and those around you.
  • Stay home. Do not come to Questacon if you are unwell or have been advised by health authorities to self-isolate or quarantine.

For more information on our COVID-19 safety measures, please read our Frequently Asked Questions

For the latest health advice, please visit ACT Health.