Visitor update: Coronavirus

The health and safety of our staff, visitors and wider community are a top priority. In light of current advice from the Australian Government on social distancing, Questacon is closed to the public from Saturday 21 March 2020, to help contain the spread of COVID-19. This temporary closure includes cancellation of our upcoming public and education programs, along with the closure of Atomic Cafe. A date for re-opening will be established in line with public health advice.

As the situation continues to evolve, we will regularly update our website and social media channels including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Digital learning

As the National Science and Technology Centre, it is important to us we continue to offer engaging science and technology experiences. Even though our physical building is closed, our website is open 24/7, where you’ll find some engaging science activities to try at home. Our Digital and Programs teams are currently working on some exciting ideas to bring science to you during this unprecedented time. Please keep an eye on our social channels and this page for updates.

Atomic Café

Atomic Café will be closed from 5pm on Friday 20 March 2020.

Pre-purchased tickets

If you have pre-purchased entry tickets that expire during the time the Centre is closed, we will be happy to refund the cost of the tickets or extend the validity. Please email info@questacon.edu.au with details of your purchase and we will contact you with more information.

Visitor Services

While the Centre is closed, our fantastic Visitor Services team will be working behind-the-scenes on some exciting projects. We will be planning for new interactive science and technology content and activities to improve your experience at Questacon, ready to be activated when the Centre re-opens, and into the future.

Questacon Shop

While we’re not able to welcome you to the Centre, we can send science to you! As long as we have staff working in the building, the Questacon Shop will continue to fill online shopping orders. Choose from a large selection of all things science-related, including books, board games, science kits, novelty items and gadgets, gifts, homewares and lots more. From quirky and cool to weird and wonderful, visit the Questacon Shop Online to browse the large range of items and place your order.

Q Club Membership

We value our Q Club members and would like to assure you that the renewal date of your membership will be extended in line with the length of closure. We will contact all members with information about membership extensions and renewals soon. Please visit the Q Club page for more information about membership, or contact qclub@questacon.edu.au with any membership enquiries.

School Groups

We will waive the usual cancellation fee for any pre-booked school groups that will no longer be able to visit Questacon due to the COVID-19 restrictions and Questacon’s closure. For further information please contact our bookings team group.bookings@questacon.edu.au.

Teacher Professional Learning and National Touring Programs

Due to the current situation, our upcoming national tours and teacher professional development programs have been cancelled. This includes the Shell Questacon Science Circus planned tours to ACT/NSW and central Queensland, and the National Questacon Invention Convention and Engineering is Elementary teacher professional learning workshops. We are currently looking at alternative options for program delivery, including virtual workshops and excursions, and will provide more details as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact outreach.bookings@questacon.edu.au or phone 1800 889 995.

We encourage everyone to keep informed with the latest information by visiting the Australian Government COVID-19 website at https://www.australia.gov.au/.

We look forward to welcoming you and all of our visitors back to Questacon.

Contact

Please contact us at info@questacon.edu.au or phone 02 6270 2800 if you have any questions.