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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.

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!

Super Science Saturday shares the Science Festival celebrations of the Australian Museum with everyone! There are explosive stage shows, hands-on experiments, live animals and even a few dinosaurs walking around. Curiosity is sure to be piqued, no matter your age.


Register your interest in the 2019 festival!

The Science Festival celebrates science and innovation over 2 exciting weeks and aligns with National Science Week in August. Held at the Australian Museum, our Sydney event was the largest Science Festival for schools in Australia and it offered around 400 interactive workshops, talks and shows to students, community visitors and industry professionals. The event created 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.

The dates for the 2019 festival are 6-16 August.

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.


Get involved

Present in our Science Expo!

Are you an organisation interested in presenting to students at the 2018 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 2017!

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 Ellie Downing (Manager), Catherine Beehag, Geoff Gardner, Ashleigh Harrington and Elisa Quijano 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 events and school holiday programs, the Australian Museum’s SEE unit deliver high quality science literacy events for thousands of people across NSW. Working closely with leading educational and research institutions from around Australia, programs deliver content that is not only informative and entertaining but based on current research and using latest technologies.



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