Imagination Factory: Invent & Play

With more than 30 interactive exhibits and information stations, Imagination Factory will inform and delight your imagination.

Things to see and do

  • Investigate mechanical tools like gears and pulleys.
  • Discover how simple machines can be used to create ingenious inventions.
  • Learn how an engine works.
  • Power a cartoon face with different kinds of power sources.
  • Lift a friend off the ground with a giant lever.

The gears of your mind will be spinning with new ways to think about the mechanical world around you.

Discover more…

Visit Questacon's Imagination Factory website to explore the science behind the exhibition, with information on Cams, Gears, Levers, Pistons, Pulleys and Wheels.

Learning resources

You can download detailed Educational Materials from Questacon.

Background Support Notes include:

  • quirky facts
  • everyday examples
  • extras for expert explorers
  • glossary
  • summary of exhibits (please note that the Energy Machine exhibit will not be available at the Sciencentre)

Science Challenges: Energy and Change, encourages middle school students to work together to solve a series of science challenges. Students investigate a range of scientific concepts using the exhibits and information panels within the exhibition and from this understanding, design a device that solves the challenge. Pulleys, gears, cams, levers, wheels and more are all under investigation.

Imagination Factory developed by Questacon, supported by Raytheon

Developed by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra.
Proudly supported by Raytheon.

Event Details

19 December 2009 - 12 December 2010
Free with Admission