National Science Week

National Science Week is Australia’s longest running festival and will take place from 13 to 23 August in 2015. All are invited to join the fun by hosting a public science activity, participating in an online citizen science project or attending one of thousands of events across the country.
2014 highlights

Sydney Science Festival

With more than 70 events on offer across the city, the inaugural Sydney Science Festival offers an ecclectic mix of talks, hands on science events, family fun days and more. Sydney audiences are invited to join us at 6pm on Thursday 13 August to celebrate the launch of both Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week's NSW celebrations at MAASive Lates:Science where you can experience the adult side of the Powerhouse Museum after hours. This FREE launch event features talks by Sydney scientists, performances and hands-on experiences. There’s plenty to see, make and do while sparking your curiosity and maybe learning something along the way. Kick back and relax, enjoy the music with drink in hand and tuck into some delicious eats.

Regional events

There will be dozens of National Science Week activities underway across regional NSW including programs delivered by NSW Regional Science Hubs, schools events supported by the Australian Science Teachers' Association and all kinds of entertaining science activities in the community that explore everything from the natural environment to astronomy and the night skies. The best way to find an event in your region is by searching the events database on the National Science Week website Regional highlights coming soon!

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.