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Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Mission

A better future for all Australians through engagement with science, technology and innovation.

Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre

Description

Questacon is Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre located in the nation’s capital, Canberra.

Questacon aims to build a scientifically engaged and aware Australia that embraces innovation and encourages Australians to recognise that science technology and innovation are essential to our national prosperity. Hands-on activities experienced at Questacon provide informal learning opportunities which complements formal science education provided in schools. More directly, Questacon aims to address the skill shortages in science and technology by striving to influence more students to pursue careers in the fields of STEM.

Questacon has an annual audience reach of over two million people through centre visitation, outreach programmes, travelling exhibitions, in-school videoconferencing programme and Questacon websites.

National Programmes include:

  • Inspiring Australia
  • Shell Questacon Science Circus
  • Questacon Smart Skills Programme
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Digital Engagement
  • Travelling Exhibitions

Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre

Contact Details

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace 
Parkes ACT 2600
PO Box 5322
Kingston ACT 2604
Australia
T +61 2 6270 2800
F +61 2 6213 7254
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www.questacon.edu.au

Director:
Prof Graham Durant,  Director
T +61 2 6270 2947
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Contact:
Dr Stuart Kohlhagen, Director of Science and Learning 
T +61 2 6270 2904 / +61 2 6270 2815
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