[ May 2, 2021; ]
Mt Barker Science Fair
The Mt Barker Science Fair is a mix of family favourites and brand new attractions to delight and engage all ages. Watch an amazing chemistry show by Nitro Nat, laugh at Marty McBubble’s incredible Bubble Show and learn about the quirky native animals from Animals Anonymous. Plus get your groove on […]
[ May 2, 2021; ]
[ March 28, 2021; ]
Tonsley Science Fair
The Tonsley Science Fair is back, designed especially for families with primary school-aged children. It is great for kids that love all things science and technology and it is hands-on, interactive and loads of fun.
There’s so much to see and do. Kids can hold native animals, get up close and personal with invertebrates, […]
[ November 7, 2020 to November 8, 2020. ]
Science Alive! is back at the Adelaide Showground in 2020
Science Alive is Australia’s largest mobile science exhibition with interactive activities and excitement for kids of all ages.
Science Alive provides a fantastic family day out learning about how science and technology affect our everyday lives.
While there have been some changes introduced to address COVID, the event […]
[ August 8, 2020 to August 14, 2020. ]
Call of the Blobfish
This year, for National Science Week, Kids Story Room presents a Pod Play in 5 episodes, Call of the Blobfish.
Deep down in the magical world beneath the waves, the wise and ancient Blobfish needs help. Blobfish engages a jumbly bunch of sea creatures who must overcome their fears and contribute in their […]
[ August 15, 2020 to September 15, 2020. ]
Sydney Science Trail interactive virtual science experience
The Sydney Science Trail is a FREE online virtual science experience that is available to all children around Australia.
From tiny adventures in the microverse, to a deep-dive into underwater robotics, to a scavenger hunt across Australia and live-panel discussions with some of the country’s biggest names in science such […]
Adelaide Planetarium Reopening at UniSA Mawson Lakes
The Adelaide Planetarium is reopening to the public from Saturday 1 August 2020. Saturday Sessions will take you on a captivating journey across the universe.
The Adelaide Planetarium’s highly experienced astronomers will guide you through constellations, the solar system and beyond. Marvel at the immense scale of the universe and […]
[ August 15, 2020 to August 23, 2020. ]
National Science Week 2020
National Science Week will be different this year, with online events, virtual tours and stay-at-home science experiences.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science […]
[ August 1, 2020 to August 9, 2020. ]
Free Online Scientific Bubble Show
Marty McBubble has won a National Science Week Grant to offer FREE Online Scientific Bubble Shows for families.
Enjoy Marty McBubble’s live Scientific Bubble Show from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. Each session is limited to 15 families, so the shows are truly interactive. As Marty demonstrates his amazing […]
[ June 4, 2020; ]
SciWorld Spectacular Science Show Livestream
Tune in for SciWorld’s Spectacular Science Show live on the Marion Cultural Centre Facebook Page at 4pm on Thursday 4 June 2020.
The show will be a celebration of science. Audience members will learn about heat, gases, energy and forces and chemical changes in this spectacular show which will show the audience […]
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The Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower Peak viewable from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 May 2020
The Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower is considered one of the finest meteor showers of the year and it will be viewable in the Southern Hemisphere at its peak around Wednesday 6 May 2020.
The meteors in the Eta […]
[ March 7, 2020 to March 9, 2020. March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
The Alphabet of Awesome Science
Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where BIG words inspire BIG science.
It’s a race from A to Z in a show that’s over-flowing with sesquipedalian words and spectacular science. Favourite words and experiments return from […]
[ January 16, 2020 to January 17, 2020. ]
SciWorld Pop Up Science Extravaganza
Explore the incredible world of science at SciWorld’s Pop Up Science Extravaganza at the Adelaide Showground. Spend the day or just a few hours and explore shows, workshops and exhibits.
Looking for something fun to do these holidays? Look no further than Sciworld’s Pop Up Science Extravaganza.
For just $15 per child […]
Peanut Allergy Vaccine Research
Peanut allergies could become a thing of the past as breakthrough research from the University of South Australia develops a radically novel vaccination that’s poised to cure the potentially life threatening condition.
The vaccine uniquely uses a virus-based platform to rewrite the body’s natural response to peanut allergens, causing it to elicit a […]
[ November 1, 2019; ]
Adelaide Hills Food & Fun Fest incorporating SciWorld
The SciWorld Pop Up Science Centre at the Adelaide Hills Food and Fun event will feature some incredible science shows and workshops.
Take part in a range of science-based activities and entertainment. Explore the solar system in the giant Starlab. Everyone can go inside and explore the night sky […]
[ December 17, 2019; ]
SciWorld Science Fair at the Marion Cultural Centre
Celebrate what’s awesome about science at SciWorld’s Pop Up Science Centre.
Spend a full three hours with SciWorld and explore the Solar System in the Stardome, then see some Fire, Liquid Nitrogen and Explosive Science in their Science Show.
Learn something new in one of their workshops – Space Colonies, […]
[ November 3, 2019; 5:30 pm; ]
Universal Science – an evening of discovery!
Universal Science is part of the 24th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics.
Hear from an internationally diverse set of scientists on how basic research and globally distributed computing is being used to answer humankind’s most fundamental questions.
Featuring short presentations on Particle Physics and High-Performance Distributed […]
[ September 12, 2019; 6:00 pm; ]
Braving the Elements Show
To celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table as part of the International Year of the Periodic Table, join the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) SA Branch’s guest lecturer Dr Peter Wothers for an exciting and explosive journey through the elements.
This demonstration filled lecture will show you the genius of Mendeleev’s discovery […]
[ August 25, 2019; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Oliphant Science Awards Open Day 2019
At the 2019 Oliphant Science Awards Open Day you can see, learn and immerse the whole family in science.
Explore the winning entries in SA’s largest science competition. Watch live science shows all afternoon – exploring Australia’s wildlife, chemistry experiments, dinosaurs and space.
Get hands-on with robots, Lego, puzzles, and compete to […]
[ August 13, 2019; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. August 15, 2019; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ]
To celebrate National Science Week, Adelaide Zoo are hosting FREE information evenings completely open to the public, so you can learn more about what they do at the zoo!
**Editors note: All events are now fully booked
Don’t miss the chance to learn about how the zoo uses scientific methods to understand and enrich the lives of […]
[ August 24, 2019; ]
SCINEMA @ The Science Exchange
If you love film and are interested in science go along to the SCINEMA @ The Science Exchange event.
On Saturday 24 August, six films will be screened at The Science Exchange across four sessions straight from this year’s SCINEMA International Science Film Festival in support of National Science Week. A dedicated […]
[ August 11, 2019; ]
Kids Navigate Neuroscience
Why does food not taste good when we have a cold? Is the word “Yanny” or “Laurel?” How do neurons communicate? What does the brain look like up close?
In this interactive National Science Week children’s event, held by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, kids will get […]
The Alphabet of Awesome Science: Water! | FREE Theatre Show | National Science Week | 10 & 11 Aug 2019
[ August 10, 2019 to August 11, 2019. ]
The Alphabet of Awesome Science: Water!
Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where BIG words inspire BIG science.
This alphabetical, scientifical duo are thrilled to be teaming up with SA Water for a sleek and slippery water-infused iteration of their award-winning, critically acclaimed cracker of a show. It’s […]
[ August 3, 2019 to August 4, 2019. ]
Science Alive! 2019
The fourteenth annual Science Alive! promises some brand new hands-on experiences and incredible science shows to delight and engage all ages. Every one of the 60+ participating organisations will be offering some kind of hands-on activity to engage and delight children and adults of all ages.
Spectacular Science Shows
2019 will see the Science Alive […]
[ July 9, 2019; ]
SciWorld’s Pop Up Science Discovery Centre
Discover a world of science at the Pop Up ‘Discovery Science’ Centre at the Adelaide Showground. There’s hours of fun to be had exploring the exhibits, getting hands-on in a workshop and watching a Science Show full of explosions and big bangs.
Explore the solar system in the digital Starlab (30 […]
[ May 9, 2019 to May 16, 2019. May 22, 2019; ]
Sight the International Space Station Over Adelaide
Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from our very own Adelaide!
The space station is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up. Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and travelling […]
Enjoy three hours of non-stop Science fun.
Explore the universe in the Starlab, learn something new in one of the workshops and see an awesome Science Magic show that is guaranteed to stimulate your love of science. There will also be hands-on activities and “Switched On Kids” will be visiting with their STEM Pop Up Shop.
[ March 24, 2019; ]
Science Alive! & Tonsley Open Day
A partnership between Tonsley and Science Alive!, this FREE family-friendly event gives members of the public the opportunity to see, hear and touch the innovations and technologies being developed or utilised at Tonsley.
In 2008, the last car rolled off the Mitsubishi manufacturing line at Tonsley. Ten years on, the site […]
[ November 21, 2018; 6:15 pm; ]
An energetic live chemistry stage show for all ages.
This year’s line up of attention grabbing experiments will glow, erupt, explode and ignite.
You will discover the chemistry that happens behind the smoke and lights and the expert chemists will explain how these processes apply to our everyday lives.
Presented by The University of Adelaide, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical […]
[ October 13, 2018; 6:30 pm; ]
Star Gazing on Mylor Oval
Travel from the moon to the edge of the Universe.
Adelaide Hills Science Hub and Inspiring SA invite you to view the night sky, including the spectacular ringed planet Saturn, through powerful computerised telescopes.
Join Joe Grida from The Astronomical Society of South Australia and Dr Phil Roetman for this galactic evening.
A sausage […]
[ August 18, 2018; 8:00 am to 10:00 am. ]
Autism-friendly Family Morning – National Science Week
During National Science Week, children with autism and their families can enjoy a quieter, less crowded visit to the Museum, as well as participating in science and craft activities.
Designed specifically for children with autism and their families, this is a unique morning experience. Before the South Australian Museum opens […]
[ August 26, 2018; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Experience the fun and magic of science in action at the Oliphant Science Awards Open Day
There will be several engaging Science Shows including presentations by Mobile Science Education, Robogals Adelaide, Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, Engineers Without Borders SA, The Young Scientists of South Australia, James’ Travelling Magic Show and Nature Education Centre.
Get hands-on with the Come & Try stations from Southern Bricks Lego […]
[ July 11, 2018 to July 19, 2018. ]
National Science Week Free Events
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and thousands of individuals get involved, taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation.
Science Week is designed for everyone – it’s definitely not restricted to schools and universities – with events and activities and talks and shows […]
[ April 23, 2018; 10:00 am; 1:00 pm; April 24, 2018; 10:00 am; 1:00 pm; ]
The M.A.R.S Enterprise seeks to colonise the red planet, but it can’t be done without your help!
The Centre of Democracy has been requested to form a Think Tank with Australia’s best and brightest minds before the mission goes ahead. So they’re doing what any multinational conglomerate would do – they’re calling on kids….
These April school […]
[ March 25, 2018; ]
A fun, interactive and free event for the whole family.
Science Alive! is designed for all ages – kids can immerse themselves in the fun and excitement of learning about the world, discovering “why things work and what they do”.
Science Alive will be hosting this free event featuring Spectacular SciWorld Science Shows, The Amazing Scientific Bubble […]
[ October 31, 2017; 7:00 pm; ]
Enjoy Halloween with a Spooky Science Show brought to you by Mobile Science Education.
Experience Halloween in a safe and fun atmosphere, with prizes and hands-on fun for children, and ample free parking. Not to be missed! Celebrate Halloween – scientifically, of course – with Lee and David from Mobile Science Education.
Go for the creepy chemistry, […]
[ November 22, 2017; 6:00 pm; ]
The School of Physical Sciences is proud to present an exciting Chemistry Stage Show featuring a range of spectacular, thrilling and attention grabbing experiments and demonstrations which will motivate, inspire and delight!
The University of Adelaide chemists will enthrall with experiments featuring sparks, explosions, bangs and flames and you will also discover the captivating chemistry that […]
“Why Science?” Science Show
Why? The constant question of every child, that often seems to disappear as we get older. Take your whole family to the Capri Theatre to rediscover your child-like curiosity with Mobile Science Education’s new live show, “Why Science?”. The combination of classic science demonstrations and new ways to see the world are […]
[ August 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017. ]
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
The Adelaide City Libraries are running various FREE workshops for all science lovers and curious minds!
Beyond Reality (2027): The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality With UniSA
Friday 18 August 2017 | 5.30pm to 6.30pm | City Library
In the past two years, sales of Virtual Reality systems have […]
[ August 27, 2017; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Come along to the 2017 Oliphant Science Awards Open Day to experience the fun side of science!
Hosted by Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello, there will be several engaging Science Spectacular Shows including presentations by ZoosSA, Mobile Science Education, The RoboRoos Robotics Club, SciWorld, Engineers Without Borders, The Young Scientists of Australia and The Nature Education Centre.
There will […]
[ May 4, 2017; 6:00 pm; ]
May the Fourth Planetarium Experience
Calling all stuck-up, half witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herders! Celebrate 40 years of Star Wars with this experience you won’t forget!
Join your caravan of courage and head to the Adelaide Planetarium for an experience you will not forget! Emma Knights Productions has teamed up with the Planetarium to take you on a journey […]