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6 must-do activities at the World Science Festival Brisbane

Watch science ignite this March when the second World Science Festival Brisbane pops, rocks and sizzles into the city.


 

By Visit Brisbane
Published: 23 March, 2017

From art and theatre to thought-leadership talks and hands-on activities, the 2017 festival will be exploring the intersection of science and art across five days. 

If you think this festival is just for science nerds, take a closer look below.

 

Watch turtles hatch at the Queensland Museum

Turtle hatching, Queensland Museum, World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland

Currently being incubated at the Queensland Museum, turtle hatchlings have been timed to emerge from their shells during the World Science Festival Brisbane. Go along to the museum to view them before they get released offshore in North Queensland.

 

Science in the streets

Science in the streets, World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland

South Bank will transform into a science playground with over 40 hands-on and immersive activities that will explore the science of fossils, spiders, slime, drones and so much more. Head to the Cultural Forecourt and get involved over two days.

 

Step inside the world’s greatest experiment

Hadron Collider exhibition, World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland

Fresh from the Science Museum in London, the Hadron Collider exhibition celebrates the world’s largest and most powerful accelerator. Buried deep underground beneath the border of Switzerland and France, the actual Hadron Collider is the work of over 10,000 men and women. This is your chance to learn about this incredible experiment. Don’t worry if you do miss out during the festival as the exhibition will be in Brisbane until 25 April.

 

Stargaze with a scientist

Stargazing, World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland

Stargaze in South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt during Earth Hour and take in the beautiful night skies above Brisbane. There will be telescopes provided for you to explore and Associate Professor Alan Duffy will be on hand to help you unlock the secrets of the universe.

 

Learn about the art of taxidermy

Let's talk taxidermy, Queensland Museum, World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland

Ever been curious about taxidermy? Queensland Museum’s very own taxidermist Alison Douglas will explore the history and practices of taxidermy and how her work helps bring to life the incredible exhibitions we see today.

See a masterpiece performed LIVE

2001: A Space Odyssey, World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland

This is huge. In a Queensland first, WSFB will screen Stanley Kubrick’s seminal masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey with the incredible score performed live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Voices choir. Anyone who adores music, is a film buff or just loves anything good, this perfect blend of science and art is for you.

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