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

The World Science Festival is here again this March to bring us exciting exhibits, fascinating events and interesting conversations about the world around us. Check out these fun, family-friendly sessions perfect to educate and inspire!

World Science Festival Brisbane Street Science

Street Science | 23-24 March | Cultural Forecourt| Free

Get ready to see the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank Parklands transformed into a science playground. This awe-inspiring event is full of family friendly activities, you can expect to see robotics, inventions, virtual reality and even experiments with explosions. There's oodles of interactive demonstrations and then head over to The Osmosis Stage where you can watch science shows that will blow your mind!

Kids Chalk Board Mural | 20-24 March | Queensland Museum | Free

This activity is a fun way for the kids to get busy and help create a giant under water mural. There will also be roving coral ambassadors to test your knowledge of the ocean and its animals, so be ready!

Let’s talk: Tarantulas | 21 March | Queensland Museum | Free

Do you want to find out all there is to know about these amazing creatures? Listen to QM’s famous arachnologist Dr Robert Raven explain their life cycle, habitat and many more interesting facts about tarantulas.

Wallace and Gromit -  A Grand Day Out | 22-23 March | GOMA | Free

Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese. Oh no! Where will they find more cheese? The moon of course. Travelling to the moon on their homemade rocket, they face many twists and turns. But will they make it? 

World Science Festival Brisbane The Hatchery

Afternoons at the Hatchery | 20-22 March | Queensland Museum | Free

Have you ever wanted to see a baby turtle hatching?  This conservation event will allow you to get up close and personal, as you witness the turtles emerging from their incubation chambers and into a seawater environment.

Night at the Museum | 23 March | Queensland Museum | From $15

Featuring great live music, exciting demonstrations and plenty of hands on activities, this is your chance to see another side to the Queensland Museum. While you are there, why not check out the other exhibitions too? NASA – A Human Adventure, SparkLab and Wild State and don’t forget to check out the baby turtles!

Let’s talk: Sharks | 21 March | Queensland Museum | Free

Delve into the fascinating world of sharks with JCU Associate Professor Jodie Rummer. In this session you will hear why sharks are important to the ecosystem, the threats they are currently facing and important programs developed to protect them.

Cool Jobs| 22-23 March | QPAC | $10 (aimed at school children Years 5 – 7)

Check out these awesome scientists with the coolest jobs! Presented by self-proclaimed mad scientist Rob Bell (Scope, Channel 10), hear fascinating project details from Australian Antarctic Division Research Scientist Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas, QIMR Berghofer Research Officer Dr Ken Dutton-Regester, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Senior Research Officer Dr Sara Howden and Associate Professor from the University of Melbourne Dr Andrew Pask. 

The World Science Festival Brisbane is on 20-24 March 2019. To see the complete program, head to the official festival website.

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