A night time photo of a large building which has lights shining up upon its outside walls.

Q By Night

Looking for something a little different for your school group? Experience Questacon's after-hours Q by Night program.

Gain evening access to over 200 hands-on exhibits in themed interactive galleries. Explore the fascinating role science has in cutting edge applications as well as everyday life guided by Questacon's dedicated science communication and customer service team.

Our Q by Night program is extremely popular, so don't miss out—book today!

General Information

  • 2 hour sessions are available Sunday to Thursday nights* from 5-7 pm or 7-9 pm (subject to availability).
  • A visit to the Q Shop will be included as part of your Q by Night experience (Q Shop will be open unless requested otherwise).
  • Catering options for dinners are available from the Questacon Cafe. For any catering enquiries please contact the Questacon Group Bookings team at Group.Bookings@Quesatcon.edu.au or on (02) 6270 2893.
  • Q by Night's are only available to primary and secondary school groups.

Pricing table for Q by Night

per person*
Supervisor free entry
to student ratio **
Primary $21.25 1:10
Secondary $21.25 1:15

A minimum charge of $956.25 applies to all Q by Night bookings. This charge is equivalent to 45 students.

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

* Please note, a 50% surcharge applies for Q by Night bookings on weekends or public holidays.

** Entry for additional supervisors priced at same rate as students.

Making A Booking

A group of school children and a Questacon performer holding glow sticks and looking at a glass bottle half filled with glowing liquid.

From 12 pm (noon) Australian Eastern Daylight Time on 29 January 2019 you will be able to use the Book Canberra Excursions platform to book new visits.

Bookings cannot be made via the BCE portal with less than two weeks notice. For further enquiries, home school or short notice bookings please contact Group Bookings team on group.bookings@questacon.edu.au or on (02) 6270 2893.

Contact Us

Please visit our Group Bookings webpage for more information including venue safety, insurance and visitor facilities.

If you have any further enquiries please contact our friendly Schools Experience Program Office.