Science Alive! | 6 & 7 Aug 2016

Science Alive 2016 Adelaide

2016 is going to be the largest Science Alive! yet

With over 70 exhibitors already confirmed, 2016 is going to be the largest Science Alive! yet. Science Alive! is an expo designed for children to immerse themselves in the fun and excitement of learning “why things work and do what they do”. So consider the weekend of Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2016 sorted with hands-on fun that is interactive, dynamic, fun and educational.

More hands-on, more food, more shows and new things to see at this year’s Science Alive!

This year there will be many more ‘hands-on’ science opportunities. Questacon alone are providing 62 separate interactive displays and some 60 organizations are all working hard to ensure there will ‘things to do’ at their booth.

There will be FOUR stages presenting continuous science and animal shows; astronomy sessions in inflatable planetariums; robotics workshops; and over 70 booths, all offering something to ‘do’ and showcasing how scientific endeavour really is at the heart of our modern society.

There will be more food!  The food court atrium at the Showground will offer a wide variety of food together with those outlets within the venue.

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There will be more shows! Apart from a science or animal show every half hour in the main Lockheed Martin theatre there will be three smaller stages around the venue with regular science and magic shows, so the action will never stop.

There will be new stuff. Ten science-related organizations will be at the event for the first time – all with cool hands-on activities.

There will also be a ‘celebrity’ science show presenter this year – Ruben Meerman, the Surfing Scientist and regular Catalyst presenter, who will be giving three shows each day.

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Buy tickets online and save

Get in early and buy your tickets now (oh and BTW kids are FREE)! Tickets for adults cost $15, or $10 for concession card holders, and are FREE for all children under 18 yrs (plus a small booking fee for online bookings).

Tickets purchased at the door will be $20 for adults and $15 for concession. Avoid the queues and SAVE by pre-purchasing your tickets online.

 Science Alive

More information on Science Alive

Science Alive! is Australia’s biggest interactive science expo

Science Alive! is held over three full days, spans 17,000 m2 of the Royal Adelaide Showground, and attracts an audience of over 26,000.

Science Alive! brings together the ‘Who’s Who’ of science and technology in South Australia: all three major universities, TAFE SA, and the SA Museum, together with industry leading organisations, a host of community and not for profit groups and a large number of science-related organisations who participate, to raise awareness of their particular part of the world of science.

Play & Go review of Science Alive

Read the Play & Go review of Science Alive 2015.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Science Alive website or stay up to date on their Facebook page here.

What: Science Alive!

When: Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 August 2016 | 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Goyder & Jubilee Pavilions | Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Rd, Wayville

Who: Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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