Mid-Winter Nights @ Questacon

Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 July
5.30–9 pm

Don’t waste the winter sun, come explore Questacon after dark. Celebrate winter with tasty food, stargazing, winter crafts and science shows in addition to our eight action-packed galleries. Immerse yourself in the ultimate winter activity these July school holidays with Mid-Winter Nights @ Questacon!

Questacon building at night.


Adult $15.00
Concession $10.00
Child (4 - 16 years) $10.00
Child (Under 4 years) Free
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) $40.00 ($5.00 for each additional child)
Q Club Members Free
Reciprocal Institution Members Free
link to buy tickets


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The Q Shop will be selling flashing fairy floss each night. Visit their cart on the rear science court to experience the fabulous flashing fairy floss!


Image of a constellation

Join the Canberra Astronomy Society as they show off the wonders of the night sky. Be sure to rug up; baby, it’s cold outside! (Weather permitting)


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Cool your running this winter with bobsled construction and racing in The Shed!


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Visit Q Lab to see an ice crystal form before your eyes! Play with fake snow and chill out as we freeze the air you breathe.


Get ready to take off as our Questacon Excited Particles strap you in for an unpredictable ride.

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Ice Fairies

Ice fairies will be on the loose with CO2. At -80 degrees you can watch how solid carbon dioxide interacts with the world around us and get some freaky Front Bite scars painted


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Do You Wanna Make A Snowflake?

And learn some science too… Create your own personal flurry as you make a snowflake and add it to the swirling storm inside the Questacon foyer.

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Create a polar bear, design your own constellation and waterproof your penguin to protect it from the Antarctic winter.


Each night at 5.45 pm, 6.45 pm and 7.45 pm.

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BOC Liquid Nitrogen Show

It might be winter outside but it’s a balmy Caribbean summer compared to liquid nitrogen. Safely experience thrills and chills at temperatures almost 200 degrees below zero with this amazing substance. This is definitely our coolest show!

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Food and Drinks Options

Warm yourself during our wintery celebrations with tasty food and drink options from some great local Canberra vendors! Your favourites will all be there, including La Empanadas, Scott’s Food Vans, La Petit Breton, Bombolini Doughnuts, Enigma Chocolates, Quarry Hill Winery, Bentspoke Brewery Co., and our very own Chinese Lantern and Mega Bites Café!