School Group Bookings

We are still offering interactive, inspiring and immersive experiences, however a visit to Questacon will be different for the foreseeable future. Our Centre’s capacity will be closely managed through timed sessions allowing schools and general admission to enter the Centre at different times. Other changes include:

  • A reduced maximum capacity for our school groups and general admissions
  • Social distancing floor decals are placed around individual exhibits and assembly areas
  • Gallery 7’s Free Fall exhibit is currently closed due to the inability to maintain social distancing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains our priority. To ensure we are able to deliver the safest experience for all of our visitors, we have introduced a new daytime and evening program for school groups as outlined below.

MAKING A SCHOOL BOOKING

School bookings can be made on the Book Canberra Excursions website. Your first step will be to register as either a school teacher, tour operator or social group.

For further enquiries or to make a Home School booking, please contact the Schools Experience Program team on 02 6270 2893 or email group.bookings@questacon.edu.au

PROGRAMS

TERMS 2, 3 & 4 2022

Daytime Program – Self-guided Gallery Experience

  • Maximum of 130 per session (including accompanying teachers/ adults)
  • Available from 9am to 3pm Monday - Friday during ACT school terms (excluding Public Holidays)
  • Free of charge ratio 1 adult per 10 paying students, based on a minimum of 20 students
  • A visit to the Questacon Shop is included during every visit, unless requested

Evening Program – Q by Night

  • Maximum of 130 persons per session (including accompanying teachers/ adults)
  • A minimum charge equivalent of 45 students is applied for this program
  • Free of charge ratio of 1 adult per 10 paying students applies
  • Monday – Thursday during ACT school terms (public holiday surcharge applies)
  • Available 5pm - 7pm and 7pm - 9pm
  • A visit to the Questacon Shop is included in every visit

CATERING

Our catering partners – Atomic Catering, offer options for packed school lunches, dinners and light refreshments. For any enquiries or to make a booking, please contact Atomic Catering on 02 6273 6663 or email groupbookings@atomiccatering.com.au.

VENUE SAFETY INFORMATION AND INSURANCE

Duty of Care resides with the teachers or adults associated with each group. It is expected that an adult accompany students in galleries at all times.

Liability insurance and conserving visitor safety, through Workplace Health & Safety initiatives are core components of Questacon’s operations.

Questacon’s venue risk assessment

Questacon’s general liability insurance certificate of currency 2021-22

Questacon’s professional indemnity insurance certificate of currency 2021-22

N.B If you are having trouble accessing any of the above documents, please contact the Schools Experience Program Office via details below.

PRICING

An invoice will be issued following your visit. Alternatively, payment may be made upon arrival by cheque, credit card or EFTPOS.

Daytime Program

Students grade Price (per person) Free supervising adults to students ratio
Preschool $15.00 1:4
Primary $15.00 1:10
Secondary $15.00 1:15
Tertiary $17.20 1:15
Social - Adult $20.50 N/A
Social - Concession $15.00 N/A
Social - Child $15.00 N/A
Social – Under 4 Free of Charge * N/A

* When accompanied by paying adult.

Evening Program

This program incurs a minimum charge of 45 paying persons from 2022 onwards.

Students grade Price (per person) Free supervising adults to students ratio
Primary $21.25 1:10
Secondary $21.25 1:15
Tertiary $21.25 1:15