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Questacon

There’s no better place to wind up a tour of Canberra than Questacon.

Questacon's Awesome earth gallery - the place to learn about earthquakes, tsunamis and bushfires
Questacon’s Awesome earth gallery – the place to learn about earthquakes, tsunamis and bushfires

Questacon, Canberra’s Science discovery centre, gives a whole new meaning to hands on. It  opens an entirely new window on Science.

What better way to learn about momentum than to drop from a great height on giant slide? What better place to experience centrifugal force than strapped into a big swing? What better place to come to grips with shifting tectonic plates than in an earthquake simulator?

Questacon brings Science to life.  But the best thing about it, is the team of interesting, helpful people on hand to explain and operate all this great stuff and to encourage the fearful as well as restrain the foolhardy.