On the 5th September 2019, over one hundred school students got to experience ‘a day in the life’ of a quantum computer researcher, as the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology opened up its doors at UNSW Sydney. The primary school and high school students were emerged in science, with an introduction to quantum computing from Prof Michelle Simmons, a tour of the quantum laboratories including the Australian National Fabrication Facilities (ANFF) labs, to witness the technology being used to build a quantum computer in silicon, and hands-on experiments to demonstrate the principles, processes and materials used in the labs. The day finished with some of our PhD students and experienced researchers answering questions on their career journey to inspire students to purse a career in STEM.