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Science Time

Children holding a looking at a spiny leaf insect. About Science Time

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.



10th Birthday!

Science Time is turning 10 years old on Saturday 17 March 2018! In celebration of this we are inviting all previous and current Science Timers to our birthday party!

Help us celebrate 10 years of parachutes, take home science, and discoveries! To celebrate this milestone we're inviting all you former junior scientists and carers back to where it all began. Enjoy FREE entry and see a special show celebrating the 10yrs of Science Time! Get a discounted membership and check out the activities happening in both Q Lab and The Shed, perfect for those Science Time graduates.

We’ll be contacting all of the families who have attended for the past 5 years. If you attended before then, we don’t have your email, so please contact us at

To register for the event please click Here



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 1, 2018 open on Tuesday 30 January 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.

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

All bookings are made online by clicking on the topic's week A or week B dates below.

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



Music and Sound   Video of Music and Sound Topic

Bookings open 30 January

Week A: Tuesday 13 February– Friday 16 February with bookings closing 12 February

Week B: Tuesday 20 February – Friday 23 February with bookings closing 19 February



Insects and Spiders      

Bookings open 16 February

Week A: Tuesday 27 February – Friday 2 March with bookings closing 26 February

Week B: Tuesday 6 March – Friday 9 March with bookings closing 5 March




Bookings open 2 March

Week A: Tuesday 13 March – Friday 16 March with bookings closing 12 March

Week B: Tuesday 20 March – Friday 23 March with bookings closing 19 March



Magnets and Static Electricity     

Bookings open 16 March

Week A: Tuesday 27 March – Thursday 29 March with bookings closing 26 March (There will be no Science Time on 30 March because of Good Friday)

Week B: Tuesday 3 April – Friday 6 April with bookings closing 2 April



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 Session Videos of each topic and be sure to look at the activity sheets as well!