Questacon opened our Centre in Canberra in 1988, with half of the initial $20 million construction cost paid for by a generous grant from Japan.
Each year Questacon welcome over 400 000 visitors to our Centre in Canberra, while more than 660 000 see our exhibitions in other museums and centers around Australia and overseas. Our Outreach Programmers take to the roads each year, visiting an additional 110 000 in towns and communities across the country.
Questacon’s annual turnover is approximately $33.3 million, with operating revenue of $22.8 million. We generate 44 per cent of our operating revenue through Centre admissions, programme fees, touring exhibitions and services, Q Shop sales, sponsorship, Q Club memberships and lease revenue.