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Plan your visit

To guarantee a visit to Questacon, please pre-book your ticket. Before your visit, read our ticketing information.

To ensure a comfortable experience for our visitors, we have introduced timed entry. Visitor numbers are limited, and tickets can sell out quickly, especially on weekends and school holidays.

We suggest that you allow at least 4 hours to see our exhibitions, café, shop and to explore the surrounding areas of Questacon. We would suggest at least 2 hours if you just wanted to see our exhibitions.

Good to know

  • Questacon is open daily from 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day). To find out what you can see and do when you come, visit What’s on and Exhibitions.
  • The Questacon Shop is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm or shop online 24/7 at the Questacon Shop.
  • Atomic Catering at Questacon is open. Indoor seating is limited due to ongoing space restrictions. See Atomic Catering.
  • School groups are welcome to visit Questacon. To book a school trip, see groups and schools bookings.
  • Questacon’s touring programs are visiting schools and communities around Australia! To see our upcoming programs, see what’s on.
  • Paid parking is available in 2 carparks on Parkes Place West. To find out more information, see Getting here and parking.

Member benefits

As a Questacon member, you can still take advantage of free or discounted entry at our reciprocal science centres and museums. Make sure you contact each centre or museum before you travel to see what discounts and offers are currently available.

We’re also pleased to offer reciprocal members entry to Questacon. Please show your reciprocal membership card upon arrival.

Free passes

You can use your free pass to book a visit to Questacon. The expiry date on free passes have been extended to account for the time free passes have been on hold (20 months). For example, if your expiry date was previously 1 January 2021, it is now 1 September 2022.

To book your visit using a free pass:

  1. Visit our ticketing page.
  2. Select your preferred session time.
  3. Enter the unique code at the bottom of your free pass in the complimentary ticket code box on the page.
  4. Select the number of adults and children attending, including infants and toddlers. Note you can book for a maximum of 5 people per ticket code.
  5. Bring a copy of your free pass with you to show to staff when you arrive.