Tonsley Science Fair | 20 Mar 2022

Tonsley Science Fair

The Tonsley Science Fair returns with a mix of family favourites and brand new attractions to engage with all ages.

Go along to Tonsley Innovation District, where you’ll be thrilled with shows from Nitro Nat, Professor Flint, Animals Anonymous and the new Wipe Out Waste Wizard. Plus there’s loads of hands on activities, exciting exhibits and much more from Questacon, Switched on Kids, Bugs n Slugs, the Marine Discovery Centre, Techspace Learning, Hackerspace Adelaide, Ignite VR, Micro_X, Animals Anonymous, Flinders University and KESAB.

Watch an amazing Phantastic Physics Show by Nitro Nat, get the recycling bug from The Wipe Out Waste Wizard and learn about the quirky native animals from Animals Anonymous. Prof Flint will also astound everyone with his Dinosaurs Down Under presentation.

Robotics, engineering challenges, science craft, slime, virtual reality, marine science and bugs n slugs are also on offer, plus a whole lot more.

There will also be specialist entomology workshops which will be led by Kris from Bugs n Slugs, and ABC talk show guest. Kris will show you how to use real entomological techniques and equipment and learn how to prepare, pin and set a beautiful butterfly so that you can preserve it forever. Each participant will pin their own butterfly specimen and will take home their pinned specimen along with their pinning board and pins (that can be used again). Please note that this activity uses real butterflies and moths that have died. All specimens are either grown by bugs n slugs and died of natural causes or were obtained as ‘imperfect’ specimens that would have otherwise been discarded. Places are limited. Suitable for 7 years and over. Cost is $10 per participant.


  • Child Under 3 | FREE
  • Child 3-14 | $6
  • Adult 15+ | $12
  • Family (2+2 or 1+3) | $29



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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Science Collective Facebook page or follow the Facebook event page.

What:   Tonsley Science Fair 2022

When:    Sunday 20 March 2022 | 9am – 4:30pm

Where:  Tonsley Innovation District | 6 MAB Eastern Promenade, Clovelly Park

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.

Image Source: Tonsley Science Fair Facebook event page


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