Science Festival

Australian Museum Science Festival

Celebrate National Science Week at the Australian Museum Science Festival (AMSF), Australia’s largest school science festival.

Over 400 interactive workshops, talks and shows produced by leading institutions will educate and excite both children and adults about science from 8-18 August in 2017.

Super Science Saturday on 12 August 2017 is open to everyone including community visitors and industry professionals. School groups take over the museum Tuesday-Friday during the festival for a special program of events.

View the programs of shows talks and workshops of AMSF 2017

Science Festival for Primary Schools

Primary School

8-11 August 2017


Science Festival for Secondary Schools

Secondary School

15-18 August 2017


Super Science Saturday at the Australian Museum

Super Science Saturday

12 August 2017


Science on the Road

The Australian Museum takes Science on the Road with outreach events, providing hands-on programs for regional communities.

Where is Science on the Road this year?

Science on the Road program

Far west NSW

November 2017


Meet the team

Catherine Beehag - Science Communications Manager

Geoff Gardner - Operations Coordinator

Ellie Downing - Science Communications Officer

Ashleigh Harrington - Science Educator

Keen to be a part of it all? Why not volunteer!

AMSF 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 AMSF. The support of AMSF volunteers is integral to the delivery of this event which saw over 10, 000 visitors in just 2 weeks in 2016! Our volunteers are the face, heart and soul of the AMSF; they are the embodiment of enthusiasm and science personified!

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

Contact Us

Email the AMSF Team at or call us on (02) 9320 6389 for more information.

Our Sponsors

Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer
New South Wales Government
City of Sydney
Macquarie University
University of Sydney
Inspiring Australia
National Science Week
Sydney Science Festival