How it works
When you stand on the ground, your body feels the sensation of weight. This is because gravity is pulling you downwards while the floor is pushing back up against you. When you are falling there are no upward pushes on your body from the floor, so you feel as if there is no gravity – you feel weightless. This is the same weightlessness (or zero G) that astronauts experience when orbiting the Earth.
Health and safety
Free Fall is an intense physical experience. To use Free Fall visitors must be:
- at least 5 years old
- at least 110 cm tall
- able to climb a flight of stairs without any help
- able to hang from a bar by their hands holding their entire body weight
- in good health and not have high blood pressure; heart, back or neck problems; motion sickness; or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure.
For the safety of visitors and staff, Questacon staff can refuse access to Free Fall at any time.