National Science Week

National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will take place from 13 to 21 August in 2016.

Sydney Science Festival

The second Sydney Science Festival will run from 11-21 August 2016 with eleven huge days of talks, hands on science events, family fun days and more. Join the free MAASive Lates launch party on Thursday 11 August 2016 at the Powerhouse Museum when the doors will be flung open for a free, full-on, night-time science celebration of astronomical proportions! Hosted by CSIRO's Dr. Lisa Harvey Smith and with performances and hands-on experiences, there’s plenty to see, make and do while sparking your curiosity and maybe learning something along the way. Register to attend.

Regional events

Dozens of science engagement activities are presented across the state by NSW Regional Science Hubs, including all kinds of entertaining science activities in the community that explore everything from the natural environment to astronomy and the night skies.

Regular science talks

Attend science talks presented by distinguished scientists at City of Sydney Libraries, Sydney Science Forum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum Research Institute, UNSW and UTS. For science talks in pubs, check out Nerd Nites, That’ll Learn You, Pint of Science Australia and Science at the Local.

For families

There are often science-based kids activities on offer at Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Museum of Human Disease, Centennial Parklands and Royal Botanical Gardens and Domain Trust. Fizzics Education provides science themed activities for schools, community festivals and private parties.

Find and share NSW events on Facebook

The Science Ignite Facebook page is a great place to find and share information about NSW science themed events.