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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. In Science Time children will learn about the world in a friendly and inclusive environment through sessions that focus on science topics that are of interest to them.



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 run for approximately 30 minutes.

Cost: Science Time is a free program available to anyone who has a ticket or a membership to Questacon.



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 new to Science Time. We encouraged everyone to BOOK IN (below) to secure a place for your child in Science Time. Tickets are not guaranteed.



Booking for the first topic of Term 3, 2018 open on Friday 20 July at 8am. Booking for each topic will open approximately a week before that topic begins (check dates below) and close on the Monday of that week at 11pm.

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

Book online below by clicking on the topic's week A or week B dates.

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 straight away, please call us on 6270 2828. Any other enquiries can be sent to


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.


Book into Term 3 2018

Building and Engineering

Booking open 20 July

Week A: Tuesday 31 July - Friday 3 August . Online bookings close 30 July

Week B: Tuesday 7 August - Friday 10 August . Online bookings close 6 August



Booking open 3 August

Week A: Tuesday 14 August - Friday 17 August. Online bookings close 13 August

Week B: Tuesday 21 August - Friday 24 August. Online bookings close 20 August


Chicken and Eggs

Booking open 17 August

Week A: Tuesday 28 August - Friday 31 August. Online bookings close 27 August

Week B: Tuesday 4 September - Friday 7 September .  Online bookings close 3 September



Booking open 31 Augus

Week A: Tuesday 11 September - Friday 14 September. Online bookings close 10 September

Week B: Tuesday 18 September - Friday 21 September. Online bookings close 17 September



Science Time Visits Videos

Watch our new Science Time Visits Videos to see the Science Time team visiting interesting places and people in our community and investigating the science in everyday life. Videos include Science Time Visits the Guide Dogs, the Chicken Coop, The Blood Bank, The Bee Keeper, The Moon and more... Enjoy!

Science Time Session Videos

Each of our Science Time topics has an online video which children are encouraged to watch after their session to reinforce the science concepts they learned during the session. Repetition is a powerful educational tool for young children. The videos cover the same science concepts discussed in the sessions and also have extra bits too! Many families who don't live in Canberra, who can't visit Science Time regularly, also watch the online Science Time videos. Click here Science Time Session Videos to watch each topic, and be sure to look at the activity sheets as well!