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Science Time

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Science Time is a fun and interactive learning experience for little scientists aged 3-6 years and their carers. Just like real scientists, children explore their world and ask lots of questions. Science Time lets them participate in hands-on activities that include experimenting and discovering. Science Time sessions focus on specific science topics that are of interest to young children. They will learn about the world in a friendly and inclusive environment.


Days: Science Time is held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during ACT school terms (Science Time is not held on Mondays, Public Holidays or weekends).

Times: Science Time session times are 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. Science Time sessions are approximately 30 minutes long.

Cost: Once you have paid to enter Questacon, or have a membership, there is no extra cost to attend Science Time.


There are limited tickets for Science Time at the front desk on most days. These tickets are primarily intended for out of state visitors or people who don’t know about Science Time. If you want to secure a place for your child in Science Time, you need to book. Tickets are not guaranteed.


Booking for the first topic of Term 3, 2017 open on Monday 10 July at 8am. Booking for each topic will open approximately a week before that topic begins and close on the Monday of that week at 11pm: for example, bookings for "Building and Engineering” Week A (Tue 25 June – Fri 28 June) will close on Monday 24 July.

Only book in children aged between 3 – 6 years old.

All bookings are made online.

You will need to book into every topic separately. There is no difference in content between Week A and Week B of each topic—please only book once per topic.

When you have booked you will receive a confirmation email (please check your junk mail box, just in case your email software thinks our email is spam). If you do not receive an email within 30 minutes, please call us on 6270 2828. Any other enquiries can be sent to



Spring and Flowers

Bookings open 29 September



Bookings open 20 October


Colour and Light

Bookings open 3 November



Bookings open 17 November



Please ensure you cancel your booking if you can’t attend. To cancel a booking please email us at or call 6270 2828. To change a booking please re-book online for another session time then email us to cancel your original booking.



Make sure you watch the new Science Time Visits videos to see the Science Time team visiting interesting science places in the community. Also, watch the Science Time videos of session and be sure to look at the activity sheets as well!

Watch Videos of Term 4 Topics, 2017