Very strong magnetic fields that wave at a rate of 10 hertz (ten times per second) can affect the operation of a pacemaker, specifically if held directly against the chest or within 30 cm. However modern pacemakers are extremely advanced and are not affected by household appliances, including computers.
Avoid leaning against speakers in individual exhibits and resting exhibit headphones on your chest. Do not stand close to or touch Van de Graaff generators or people connected to them.
Caged Lightning – generates an electrical field. However it is insulated.
Experiences change daily and may contain magnets and electricity – please check with the presenter beforehand if you are concerned.
Free Fall – exhibit increases heart rate through fear response.
May contain magnets and electricity. Check with the presenter beforehand if you are concerned.
Questacon acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Custodians and first scientists, makers and innovators of this land and their continuing connection to Country.
We pay our respect to the Elders past, present and emerging.