World Science Festival returns to Brisbane again in 2018!
In 2018 the cultural forecourt at South Bank Parklands will again turn into a science playground with dozens of FREE immersive and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy.
Take part in hands-on activities and explore the science behind robots, fossils, bubbles, slime, spiders, solar energy, drones, augmented reality, experiments and even explosions!
Visit the Street Science marquee for an EPIC WILD WEATHER adventure! Make a cloud in a bottle or make some instant snow, plus demonstrations and chats with our scientists.
Kick back and relax at The Osmosis Stage where you can enjoy a stellar line-up of amazing musicians, mad scientists and science surprises guaranteed to inspire and delight the young and the young at heart.
Grab a drink and join in the experiments at the Festival Lab where you can discover the wonders of science through casual conversations and live events.
To try one of our experiments at home, check out www.streetscience.com.au/resources
Street Science! is presented in conjunction with BHP Billiton
More info about World Science Festival Brisbane
Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a new cultural institution’, the World Science Festival – founded by renowned Physicist Professor Brian Greene and Emmy award-winning journalist Tracy Day – has been held annually in New York for a decade.
World Science Festival explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations.
Queensland Museum Network has secured the exclusive licence to host World Science Festival in the Asia Pacific from 2016-21.
The only global extension of this hugely popular initiative, World Science Festival Brisbane reinforces Queensland Museum’s position as a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and engagement.
World Science Festival Brisbane has been held twice, in 2016 and 2017, with amazing results including:
- 300,000+ attendances.
- Exclusive participation from luminaries in science and art including Emmy award winning actor Alan Alda, World Science Festival co-founder Brian Greene, Laureate Fellow Brian Schmidt, National Science Foundation director France Córdova, UN water guru András Szöllösi-Nagy and NASA astronaut Andrew Thomas.
- Queensland premieres of Brian Greene’s Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein, Alan Alda’s Dear Albert, Nick Payne’s Constellations and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.