Sydney Science Festival
Sydney Science Festival celebrates and showcases Sydney’s diverse and multidisciplinary science and innovation community through a program of talks by world-leading researchers, hands-on workshops, exhibitions and family events exploring all areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).
Join the archaeologists who excavated significant sites across the City for exclusive Science of Archaeology tours. Discover ancient bush remedies at a Bush Medicine Workshop at beautiful Lake Parramatta. Explore the profound impacts of the Spanish Flu at a special Pandemic in Parramatta: 1919 Spanish Flu talk. Visit Aboriginal lands and former hospital sites on the Sawbones to Specialists walking tour to explore how scientific knowledge has changed medical practice in Parramatta.
Head to the City’s libraries for a range of interactive science events. Meet robots Pepper and Nao at Shake Hands with Robots Pepper & Nao: How robots work, a special session presented by Western Sydney University’s Dr Omar Mubin. Talk with local scientists at The Citizen Scientists Panel. Make your own rocket ship at Straw Rockets and Space Craft. And explore simple and powered machines using LEGO at the STEM LEGO Club.
At Sydney Olympic Park, children can enjoy a range of free activities at the Innovation Games at GIANTS Stadium, a partnership between the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and GWS Giants.
“From interactive science shows and an augmented reality treasure hunt, to BMX demonstrations, wildlife displays and sport and fitness activities, Sydney Olympic Park is the place for kids of all ages to get inspired on Sunday 18 August,” Sydney Olympic Park Authority Director of Place Management Susan Skuodas said.