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Spectacular Science Shows

No visit to Questacon is complete without seeing a show by the Questacon Excited Particles theatre troupe. Our live Spectacular Science Shows will deepen your understanding of science and technology through humour, storytelling, exciting demonstrations, and audience interaction!

Spectacular Science Show details

  • Shows are free with your paid Questacon admission.
  • Shows run for 30 minutes.
  • Daily showtime information is available at our What’s on page.
  • Shows are family friendly and suitable for all ages.
  • A hearing loop is available in the Japan Theatre.
  • Some performances may contain loud bangs.

Current Shows

We are constantly developing new and exciting shows. Check with the ticket desk on arrival to find out which Spectacular Science Show you can see during your visit. Our current shows include:


Do you see what I see?

What is colour? How do we see colour? Why can’t we always agree on what colour something is? Explore how light, materials, perception, and biology all interact to create your personal colour experience!


Our coolest show, by over a hundred degrees!

A fun and explosive show about the one of the coolest known substances, liquid nitrogen. Hot and cold are more than just something you feel based on the weather. Find out how they affect the fundamental properties of everything.


Energy: what is it and where does it come from? And most importantly, do you care?

Your house, car and body are all powered in such different ways. Where do these different types of energy come from? Get energised by an exploration of Australia’s use of energy in a dynamic and explosive show guaranteed to fire up your interest.