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Every year students and teachers are invited to join in the biggest celebration of science for schools, presented by the Australian Museum in collaboration with over 50 other leading organisations.

The 2019 dates for Science in the City are 6-15 August.

With interactive workshops, shows, and a speciality Expo demonstrating the latest in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM), it’s hard not to get inspired!

School activities run August 6-8 for Primary school programs and August 13-15 for High school events across the precinct. Book now!




Community day bookings opening soon for the 2019 festival!

The Science Festival celebrates National Science Week. Held close to the Australian Museum, there are around 400 interactive workshops, talks and shows tailored to students, community visitors and industry professionals. The event creates an opportunity for students and the general public to talk to scientists and educators from leading institutions to discover the relevance and role of science within their local community, and find out how they could get involved with it all.

During the Festival we showcase a range of scientific fields and their various applications in everyday life to students in order to help them realise the breadth of science and potential future careers.

All community events will be held across the road from the Australian Museum in Hyde Park South, adjacent to the Anzac War Memorial.

On Friday, August 9 the Little Explorers Big Day Out program in Hyde Park will allow out junior members a chance to explore the wonders of science in a day programmed for kids under 7.

Saturday August 10 will showcase the Science in the City Expo in the Pavilion plus hundreds of hands-on activities and talks for the whole family.

Tickets to these two events will be available on the Australian Museum website in early June.



Get involved

Present in our Science Expo!

Are you an organisation interested in presenting to students at the 2019 Science Festival?

If you are keen to find out more about how to get involved in the Science Festival, get in contact with us by emailing see@austmus.gov.au or call (02) 9320 6389.


Science Journalism at Sydney Science Festival

Get exposed with science journalism at the Festival

Image: Sarah Wilson
© Australian Museum

Why not volunteer?!

Festival volunteers are the ambassadors of this event, helping the small team of 4 help visitors navigate the event, provide useful information making them feel welcomed and excited at the Festival.

The support of Festival volunteers is integral to the delivery of this event which saw over 7,000 students onsite in just 2 weeks in 2018!

Our volunteers are the face, heart and soul of the Festival; they are the embodiment of enthusiasm and science personified!

If you are keen to find out more about how to get involved in the Festival, get in contact with us by emailing see@austmus.gov.au or call (02) 9320 6389.


About the team

The Science Engagement & Events (SEE) team consists of Catherine Beehag (Manager), Geoff Gardner and Ashleigh Harrington who work to engage the community in science, and share the work of the Australian Museum and the Australian Museum Research Institute. With diverse expertise and experience in communications, science, history, research and education, the SEE team oversee a range of activities run by the Museum.

Through a mixture of festivals, regional outreach events and school holiday programs, the Australian Museum’s SEE unit deliver high quality science literacy events for thousands of people around the globe each year. Working closely with leading educational and research institutions, programs deliver content that is not only informative and entertaining but based on current research and using the latest technologies.



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