No visit to Questacon is complete without seeing a show by the Questacon Excited Particles theatre troupe! Our live Spectacular Science Shows use humour, storytelling, exciting demonstrations and audience interaction to show you the wonders of science and technology.
Have you ever wondered if dogs can see colour? If fossil fuels are made from dinosaurs? Or what the coldest possible temperature is? Find answers to these questions and so many more in our energetic and entertaining explorations by our intrepid Excited Particles. Check with the ticket desk on arrival to find out which Spectacular Science Show you can see during your visit.
- During the ACT school term, shows typically run daily at 11 am and 1 pm and are suitable for the whole family.
- Sessions are free with general admission, but seats are limited.
- Each show runs for 30 minutes.
- You can find us in the Japan Theatre – please ask staff for directions.
- A hearing loop is available in the Japan Theatre. Please note that some performances may contain loud bangs.
Our current shows
We are always developing new and exciting shows. Make sure you check with the ticket desk when you arrive to find out which Spectacular Science Show you can see during your visit. Read on to find out about our current shows.
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 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 why is it important for everyday life?
Your house, car and body are all powered in very different ways. Where do these different types of energy come from? Explore Australia’s use of energy in a dynamic and explosive show that is guaranteed to get you energised.