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Sydney Science Festival

The Sydney Science Festival is annual event that runs for thirteen days during August. It coincides with (and extends) National Science Week as a celebration of Australian science.

The Festival’s multidisciplinary focus highlights the latest developments in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) and brings science to life in an informative and fun way.


Its diverse program schedule across multiple venues attracts tens of thousands of Sydneysiders and visitors to the Harbour city each year. Popular events include presentations and discussion panels featuring leading Australian and international researchers, as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. There’s something for everybody. Simply look at the program of more than 200 events and you’ll be sure to find plenty to tickle your fancy. The Sydney Science Festival is popular with schools, families and individuals of all ages for learn about and discussing all things related to science.

Best of all, many of the events are free, but they are subject to venue capacity. Selected events are ticketed via the relevant venue. Adult, concession, child (3 to 15 years) and family tickets are available for these events.

Presenting partners include Sydney’s leading universities and scientific organisations, as well as major global technology organisations. The Festival is organised by the Australian Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

Most venues are easily accessible by private or public transport (trains, buses, ferries or light rail). Be aware though that there may be traffic delays in reaching any inner-city venues at various times.


07 August 2018 to 19 August 2018

Event Times



Australian Museum


1 William Street
Sydney, NSW

Contact Details

No phone number available


Many events are free
Selected events are ticketed

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