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Lift out of service

Please be aware the lift servicing all galleries will be out of service until further notice. If you have access questions, please contact our staff before you visit. 

Building repairs notice

The entrance to the Atomic Catering Café from the Rear Science Terrace is closed for building repairs. Please use the main entrance.

See Building repairs

Where to find us

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
Ngunawal Country
King Edward Terrace
Canberra ACT 2600


Paid parking on Parkes Place West is managed by the National Capital Authority.

Paid parking hours are 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding ACT public holidays).

Short stay (4 hour) parking

  • Hourly parking is $4.00 per hour (maximum 4 hours).

Long stay (all day) parking

  • Hourly parking is $4.00 per hour.
  • All-day parking is $17.00 per day.

On-site paid parking machines accept card or coin, or you can use the EasyPark phone app (additional fees apply).

Accessible parking spaces are available free of charge for Australian Disability Parking Permit holders.

For parking locations and additional fee information, visit the National Capital Authority website.

Walk, cycle or e‑scooter

  • Questacon is a 30-minute walk across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge from Canberra's central business district.
  • Questacon is close to bicycle routes along Lake Burley Griffin and the Parliamentary Zone. Bicycle parking is available near the carpark on Parkes Place West.
  • Shared e-scooters (Beam Mobility or Neuron Mobility) are available for hire within the Parliamentary Zone.

Bus or tram

Questacon is accessible using public transport. Plan your Questacon trip using the Transport Canberra Journey Planner

Building repairs


The main entry on the Rear Science Terrace has re-opened. 

Stage 1 of the paving replacement and drainage repair works has been completed. We have now commenced stage 2 works near the external entry to the café, this means the entrance to the café from the Rear Science Terrace will be closed.


8 May to 30 June 2024 (approximately).


We are working to fix leaks that affect Questacon’s basement.

How does it affect you?

Direct access to the café on the Rear Science Terrace is closed. Visitors can access the café through the main entry on the Rear Science Terrace.