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Spectacular Science Shows

No visit to Questacon is complete without watching (and participating in!) a presentation by our in-house science theatre troupe the Questacon Excited Particles.

Our vast repertoire of shows will allow you to learn about dinosaurs, spiders, rockets, balloons, liquid nitrogen and more! The schedule changes daily so chances are you’ll see something new every time you visit. For information about this week’s upcoming shows, please go to our What's On web page.

Our Spectacular Science Shows are suitable for children and adults. For our younger visitors during school holidays (2-5 years old), you can also check out a puppet show!

Spectacular Science Shows

Our Spectacular Science Shows will deepen your understanding of science and technology through humour, character, live demonstrations and audience volunteers!

All shows are free with your paid Questacon admission and are presented at various times throughout the day. All shows run for 30 minutes.

Shows in the Japan Theatre are supported with a Hearing Loop.

For more information about our shows' content, including Australian Curriculum: Science information please take a look at our Shows page.

Puppet Shows & Moon Adventures

Especially for pre-school children, our science based puppet shows are a great way to get the little ones interested in learning. They are presented Monday to Friday mornings during most school holidays. Check the What's-On information for session times.

  • DinoStory Starring Mutty the Muttaburrasaurus
    Join Mutty the Muttaburrasaur (the cheekiest dinosaur in the world) as he gets into all sorts of prehistoric adventures!
  • Little Flower Seed
    Our little flower seed grows up to be a big, beautiful flower, and along the way meets the sun, a cloud, a worm, a bee and the big bully grasshopper!
  • Moon Adventures                                                                                                                       Have you ever longed to launch? Wished to speed through space? Meander on the Moon? Come on a fun interactive holiday adventure as we travel to the Moon! Launch off in a rocket and be back in time for tea. Questacon Moon Adventure is a 25 min activity for mini astronauts – Recommended age 3-7. Max capacity: 30 participating children (carers and non participating siblings welcome)