What's on at the World Science Festival Brisbane for families

Each March the World Science Festival brings us incredible talks, exhibits and conversations about the world around us. Bring some knowledge into your household with these fun, family-friendly sessions.

World Science Festival Brisbane - kids

Cool Jobs | 22 March | QPAC | $10 per person
Specially designed for kids in grades 5 to 10, Cool Jobs looks at (you guessed it) some of the most fascinating jobs in the market. Listen to Quantum Physicist Dr Chris Ferrie, Australian Research Council Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Professor Justin Marshall from the Sensory Neurobiology Group and Dr Jennifer Wiseman, a senior astrophysicist for NASA.

Stargazing | 22 March | The Workshops Rail Museum | Free
Take a road trip to Ipswich and soak up the starry, summer night sky. Brisbane Astronomical Society and Celestron will provide telescopes for you to explore and identify the stars to unlock the secrets of our observable universe.

Mathemagics | 23 March | Griffith Conservatorium Theatre | Adults $15 and students $1
For the first time in Australia, internationally renowned mathemagician Arthur Benjamin will take audiences on a mind-bending journey through the infinite world of mathematics in this highly entertaining, fun and interactive presentation for all ages. This session is exclusive to the World Science Festival Brisbane.

Street Science! | 24-25 March | South Bank Parklands | Free
Don’t miss this free science playground, located in the Cultural Forecourt (outside of QPAC). On your visit you can enjoy hands-on activities and explore the science behind robots, fossils, bubbles, slime, spiders, solar energy, drones, augmented reality, experiments and even explosions. There’s also musicians and scientists at The Osmosis Stage.

Extreme Moments in Science with Dr Karl | 24 March | Griffith Conservatorium Theatre | Adults $15 and students $10
Older kids (recommended age 13 and over) will love this fun and fascinating session with Dr Karl. He’ll be focusing on the weird and wonderful parts of our universe – prepare to be amused and amazed as he takes you on an excursion around a scientific landscape from the sublime moments of deep thought to the arcane and bizarre.

Let’s Talk: Frogs
| 25 March | Queensland Museum | Adults $20 and students $15
If your child is a nature lover or simply a curious kid, bring them along to Let’s Talk: Frogs. Led by ecologist Harry Hines, you’ll learn about the diverse features and life cycles of these humble amphibians, plus the challenges of managing frog habitats and biodiversity in the modern human-impacted world.  

The World Science Festival Brisbane is on 21-15 March 2018. To see the complete program, head to its official website.

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