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Science in the City, the biggest celebration of science for schools and the community, is happening at the Australian Museum, 6-15 August 2019.

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! Download the program below.


Download the combined school program in PDF


Not a school?! Then we have two action-packed days:

  1. On Friday, 9 August kids under 7 will have an explosive day of awesome science activities at Little Explorers’ Big Day Out. Book now.
  2. Super Science Saturday, happening 10 August is 2019's biggest day of kids' science. Book Now.



Get involved

Present in our Science Expo!

Are you an organisation interested in presenting to students at the 2020 Science in the City. If you are keen to find out more about how to get involved in Science in the City, get in contact with us by emailing see@austmus.gov.au or call (02) 9320 6389.


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Get exposed with science journalism at Science in the City

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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!

Opportunities to volunteer at the Australian Museum’s premier Science Week event –called Science in the City– are now open!

Celebrate all things science with us, meet like-minded people and get an inside look into how a science festival and a museum are run.

Taking place over two weeks in August, Science in the City (SITC) invites students and teachers to join in the biggest celebration of science for schools and we’ve programmed two science-filled community days for the general public too – no one is left out!

This year we’re running three incredible science programs:

Science in the City - Schools Program

Science in the City Under 7’s - Little Explorers Big Day Out

Science in the City Community - Super Science Saturday

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, Ashleigh Harrington, Sarah Little and Dale Higginson 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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