Explosions, dinosaurs, volcanoes, star-gazing and sparks. It’s all happening at the Sydney Science Festival.

Sydney Science Festival is in full swing around Sydney running until Sunday 19 August, the Festival’s astronomical 2018 program is packed with fantastic FREE events for the whole family.

Free Fun

Free highlights include The Indigenous Science Experience Family Fun Day on 19 August celebrating Indigenous and Western science; and The Innovation Games on 18 August, showcasing new ways to catch science in action, with skaters shredding their stuff on the half-pipe, flying simulators, and more.

Sydney’s leading universities will also host a series of free educational events. Catch a public lecture by 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart at the University of New South Wales; and buckle up for Australian Museum’s Science Safari, exploring dinosaur trees, seawalls, and symbiosis.

For free fun outdoors, hop out of the lab and head to one Sydney’s favourite green spaces. From the Royal Botanic Garden and Centennial Parklands to Mount Annan’s Australian Botanic Garden and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, go outside and create bee hotels, learn about real-life natural superpowers, conduct DNA experiments, stargaze with astronomers, and plenty more.

Dinosaurs In The Park

We are super excited for Science in the Swamp At Centennial Park on 18 August where dino’s are let loose in the park. This year’s “Dinosaur vs Superpower” will combine two of your kids’ favourites. Join our scientists at their stall and they will show what amazing superpowers you find in nature.

“Having so many free events as part of Sydney Science Festival is fantastic, because it breaks down traditional barriers to people accessing science and technology,” said Sydney Science Festival Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith. “I urge everyone to make the most of these opportunities, get down to your local events and enjoy hearing about cutting-edge research that is transforming our world for the better, from some of the most talented scientists in the world.”

The full Sydney Science Festival program is available online at www.sydneyscience.com.au. For more information about National Science Week events visit www.scienceweek.net.au.

  • I’m sure this would have been successful. I wonder if they did similar events in other states


  • Would have been an awesome dino festival!


  • Sounds like it would have been a great event. Too bad we live in WA

    • A travelling dinosaur exhibition would be wonderful!


  • What a great festival. Whilst I’m in Melbourne, I know many dinosaur lovers who would think is fantastic.


  • Such a shame we live in Melbourne, my kids would LOVE it.


  • Might be a nice one to attend, although I wonder if my 14yr and 13yr old still like this ?


  • I love National Science Week. There are always so many good events on.


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