1. Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre is home to is home to more than
200 exhibits and prides itself on making
science fun, interactive and relevant. Free-fall
from a height of six metres, experience an
earthquake, watch lightning strike, play Robot
Air Hockey and get inspired at the Gallery of
Australian Inventiveness. Be sure to weave
your way through its latest exhibit, Spiders, for
a peek into the wonderful world of these webweaving,
hunting and burrowing creatures.
2. For more science fun head to CSIRO
Discovery to watch real scientists at work in
their laboratories, or don a lab coat and
conduct real experiments in a fun environment.
3.The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old
Parliament House turns traditional museum
experiences on their head. At the new
children’s exhibition space, Play Up, your kids
can put their own work on the walls and media
screens as they learn about democracy.
4. Drop into the National Library of Australia to
read, write, illustrate and imagine. At the
pop-up kids’ space, enjoy free screenings of
children’s films and, from January, check out
the new exhibition, Celestial Empire’s exquisite
objects from the National Library of China.
5. Watch glassblowing by the skilled glass artists
in the Canberra Glassworks hot shop then
sign up to make your own glass bead or tile
in a workshop under the direction of a
6. Discover your kids’ inner Olympian at the
Australian Institute of Sport, home to
Australia’s sporting champions. Test your skills
in Sportex, an interactive sports experience,
take a tour with an elite athlete, try rock
climbing, virtual rowing, football penalty
shoot-outs, winter Hurley Burley sports and more.