It’s that time of the year when Australia-wide we celebrate all things science and technology.
A career in science is exciting and could lead you just about anywhere:
Study marine biology and swim with the dolphins, develop the cure for cancer, join the space race and leave our planet behind, or build the technology that drives our future.
Be inspired by hundreds of science-based festivals, activities, events, talks and more taking place across the country.
Here’s how to get involved:
There are lots of exciting, educational and interactive events happening in every state search here to see what’s going on near you.
Take part in one of the many competitions and challenges online, designed to stimulate your creative side, you might even win a prize.
An exciting, free, global online competition with opportunities to earn points and prizes by learning about Science.
Dive into Great Barrier Reef from the comfort of your own home and help scientists collect valuable data. Explore this fun and interactive platform here.
Experience science on your doorstep in Science Week (or any other time of the year) by visiting your locals museum, aquarium, botanic gardens, national parks or other discovery centres.
ASTA has some great ideas for student activities, resource book, poster, student journal all free and online here.
For an easy way to get your students involved, click on this link to see all of the videos from SCINEMA’s contribution to National Science Week.
Over 2,000 ideas to investigate for children of primary and secondary age, with an easy to use search filter to narrow down what’s suitable for your class.
A free, global, online competition where your students are rewarded for learning about Science with prizes and points. It’s also a handy resume building opportunity for them.
Other ways to immerse
yourself in Science
Visit the National Science and Technology Centre. Check out the 8 themed galleries, over 200 interactive exhibits and find out how you can get involved.
Dozens of listings of some of the 2,000 events and activities happening around Australia for Science Week.
Have a look at this link to see what seminars, screenings and other events are being held in Science Week.
Some of the ticketed events going in South Australia for National Science Week.
Take part in tours, talks and workshops happening at UNSW.
Experience aspects of Science and Engineering you don’t get to try at school.
An evening of Science and Technology at the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, hear from a panel of young professionals who’ve embarked on careers in STEM.
A talk from Dr Jessie Christiansen about exoplanet exploration and the journey that led to her career.
Find out what they do, the exciting problems they get to solve, why they chose careers in science and how they got there. A free event.
Discover a world where art meets science. A one day event, filled with presentations, interactive workshops, astronomy, art exhibitions and installations, live music and audio visual displays.
Hands-on STEM activities, demonstrations, science shows and special guests.
Get involved in events and activities during Science Week.
Meet scientists, discuss hot topics, “do” science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society.
A series of free events and activities open to all, celebrating Scientific knowledge, innovation and progress.
Check out the events happening throughout the ACT to inspire and educate about careers in STEM.
To learn the ‘Secrets of Sydney Harbour’ and much more, have a look at these special events being hosted.
Dr Karl delivers a show to inspire and entertain and concludes with a Q&A where you can ask anything about science.
This year at Melbourne Museum, Science Week is all about Palaeontology – meet the scientists, touch fossils, have your own fossils identified and see special fossils bought out the collection for this event only.
Weekend workshops for families and adults, Planetarium and Lightning room shows and more.