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Q By Night

Please note that bookings for the 2018 calendar year open 9 am Wednesday 1 February 2017.

Looking for something a little different for your school group? Experience Questacon's after-hours Q by Night programme.

Gain evening access to over 200 hands-on exhibits in themed interactive galleries. Explore the fascinating role science has in cutting edge applications as well as everyday life guided by Questacon's dedicated science communication and customer service team.

Our Q by Night programme is extremely popular, so don't miss out—book today!    

General Information

  • 2 hour sessions are available 7 days a week* from 5-7 pm or 7-9 pm (subject to availability).
  • A visit to the Q Shop will be included as part of your Q by Night experience (Q Shop will be open unless requested otherwise).
  • Questacon's Excited Particles Spectacular Science Shows are available after-hours for an additional $150 fee.
  • Catering options for dinners are available from the Mega Bites Café. For any catering enquiries please contact the Mega Bites Café directly at or on (02) 6273 6663.
  • Q by Night's are only available to primary and secondary school groups.


Pricing table for Q By Night
per person*
Supervisor free entry
to student ratio **
Primary $21.25 1:10
Secondary $21.25 1:15


A minimum charge of $956.25 applies to all Q by Night bookings. This charge is equivalent to 45 students.


An invoice will be issued following the visit. Alternatively, payment may be made upon arrival by cheque, credit card, cash or EFTPOS.

* Please note, a 50 per cent surcharge applies for Q by Night bookings on weekends or public holidays.

** Entry for additional supervisors priced at same rate as students.

Making A Booking

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To request a booking please submit a Questacon Parkes Group Booking Form or email the Schools Experience Programme Office at

Contact Us

Please visit our Group Bookings webpage for more information including venue safety, insurance and visitor facilities.

If you have any further enquiries please contact our friendly Schools Experience Programme Office.