Biodiversity in the City

Join the trail and discover the variety of life in our city.

Biodiversity in the City

 © Australian Museum

What lives in the City? Find out in National Science Week.

How did Queen Victoria give a disease to the Royal Family? What is the rarest plant in Australia? Is there life in outer space? Want to know more? Delve into the world of Biodiversity in the City.

Join the Biodiversity in the City discovery trail and take part in an exploration of the living world right in the heart of the city. 

Sydney Event

  • On Sunday August 15 and 22 between 12- 4pm take a stroll between the Australian Museum and the Powerhouse Museum.
  • Scientists and experts from Sydney-based scientific institutions will be on the trail to show you their research, answer your questions and let you take part in hands on, fun filled activities.
  • Spot the colourful marquees where scientists and experts will be at the following six locations 
  • Hyde park, opposite the Australian Museum
  • Queen Victoria Building forecourt
  • Sydney Square
  • Darling Harbour, Druitt St landing
  • Chinese Garden forecourt 
  • Powerhouse Museum forecourt.  

Albury Event

  • On Saturday August 2 Charles Sturt University will be holding a sister Biodiversity in the City event in Albury.
  • At three different sites discover what life exists in ponds, see the biodiversity of the animal kingdom and find out what rare and threatened species exist in the Albury Botanic Gardens.

To learn more about what is happening check out our ebook.

This initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week. 


Dr Sophie Lieberman , Science Communication Coordinator
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