Lively and Energetic Science Shows with the Science Circus

The Shell Questacon Science Circus visits local schools to present lively and energetic science shows using everyday materials and props. Adapted to the age of the students, the shows cover a wide range of topics from states of matter and pressure to bubbles and balance to collisions and chemistry and so much more.

Students who participate in the programme at school receive a free ticket to attend the Science Circus hands-on exhibition, a portable science centre with over 50 interactive exhibits held in a central public venue such as a town hall. The Science Circus also run professional development workshops for science teachers. The Science Circus presenters are ANU Master of Science Communication Outreach students, based at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS).

Typically bookings are taken about 6 months in advance.


In school


Interactive presentation

Program duration

60mins shows (up to 4 shows per day)

Year group

Years K -12

Number of students

Maximum 150


Maximum 150


$5 per visitor