From its humble beginnings as a 15 show exhibit in the old Public School & # 39; Ainslie, the last 30 years have seen a Questacon grow in & # 39; one of the most attractions visited & # 39; Australia, loved by young people and by young at heart.
Each year, the center record 250,000 drop from its famous exhibition to drop by & # 39; nothing.
The manager of visitor services Adam Robbins said that while the aspirations & # 39; Questacon remained the same for 30 years the biggest change was to achieve this.
"What we have always tried to do is to inspire people and going into science," said Mr. Robbins.
"Our goal has changed b & # 39; dramatically, we are no longer just local. With our virtual tours we went international."
The Science Circle & # 39; Questacon is a traveling exhibition of & # 39; 40 exhibition involving the length and width & # 39; of & # 39; Australia set primarily in & # 39; regional centers to bring joy & # 39; Questacon to possible & # 39; be people.
Mr. Robbins added that the center has maintained a strong focus on practical learning for children, which is why their performances are always encouraged people to physically interact with them.
After experiencing the number of & # 39; displays seen on Saturday, which sprawled outside the building in bright sunshine, many visitors found their way towards the center of the path of large spiral & # 39; Questacon.
The new and captivating exhibition & # 39; Questacon is a replica shutdown of the moon, the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere. It measures seven & # 39; m in diameter and is suspended over a dark room where visitors share & # 39; down and take the wonder of the surface of the moon.
He, along with & # 39; the new LEDUSA – series & # 39; more than 45,000 LED lights hanging – both were revealed last week.
Questacon obtained tick of approval from John Bucknell, who helped develop the Raptor engine for SpaceX company & # 39; Elon Musk.
Mr Bucknell, from Los Angeles, was holidaying with his family in Australia and decided to check the holidays.
"The number of & # 39; & # 39 museums, really good quality worldwide is low", said Mr Bucknell.
"It was a really highly rated and we were not disappointed.
"All exhibits are really linked together and is great for adults and children. '
Questacon took the gong for tourist attractions in Tourism Tourism Region & # 39; Canberra on Friday night and will represent the ACT in the category in the national awards in & # 39; Lunceston f & # 39; March.
Elliot Williams is a reporter for The Canberra Times