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UNSW Bragg Student Science Writing Prize

29 April @ 7:00 am27 August @ 5:00 pm

Write a short essay on ‘Not-so-smart technology’ and you could win a fantastic set of prizes, including publication in Australia’s top science magazines, a $500 UNSW Bookshop voucher, a subscription to the Australian Book Review and a trip to the Bragg Prize award ceremony…

Create It Comp

29 April @ 8:00 am30 September @ 5:00 pm

With engineers, anything is possible! To celebrate Engineers Australia’s 100th birthday, we are encouraging Australians to think about how engineering has helped them in all parts of their lives. So, if anything is possible and you had unlimited time, money,…

Georges Melies "A trip to the Moon"

The Moon

15 June @ 10:00 am1 September @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Drop-in tours—The Moon Each Saturday, from 11.00am Each Sunday, from 11.00am and 2.00pm These are free events Floortalk—The Moon Saturday 22 June, from 11.00am This is a free event First Friday: Lisa Sullivan—The Moon Friday 5 July, from 10.15am Cost—Members $10.00 / Non-members $12.00 Pop-up planetarium—special anniversary celebration Saturday 20 July, various sessions Cost—Adults $10.00 | Concession $8.00 | Children $5.00 | Family $22.00 (4 people)

For centuries artists from many cultures have been inspired by the Moon, the most prominent feature of our night sky. The exhibition includes historical works created when the Moon could only be viewed from afar, works from the era of the 1960s space race, and more contemporary responses informed by the imagery and scientific knowledge acquired through space exploration.

Space: 50 years since man first stepped on the moon

20 July @ 10:00 am8 September @ 4:00 pm

Space celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing (20 July) with an exhibition that examines humankind’s longstanding fascination with space and space travel. The exhibition explores the romance of space through visual culture produced in the lead up to and…

Sunday Family Program: The Great Gut Microbe Hunt

21 July @ 11:00 am15 September @ 3:00 pm

Discover how amazing our bodies really are at Melbourne Museum on Sundays during Term Three as we search for microbes and anything else you might find in your tummy. Design your own ‘microbe mobile’ and see what beautiful things live…

Trash Robot

28 July @ 11:00 am1 September @ 6:00 pm

Urban Rivers (USA) Can we game our way to a cleaner world? Take control of our garbage-eating robot either in person or online! Created by Chicago-based collective Urban Rivers, Trash Robot will be trawling Melbourne’s Yarra River collecting rubbish outside of the City’s…

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival National Science Week Program

1 August @ 7:00 am31 August @ 10:30 pm

SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible. Register your venue to host your own free SCINEMA screening during National Science Week.  …

Hunt for the Plastic Eaters

1 August @ 9:00 am31 August @ 4:00 pm

Science Gallery Melbourne throws down the gauntlet and sets an ambitious challenge: can we find a new plastic-eating bacteria in Australia? This project asks citizen scientists to culture bacteria in the search for a new species that could solve our…


1 August @ 12:00 pm1 September @ 4:00 pm

Science Gallery Melbourne’s pop-up program DISPOSABLE will highlight experimental and creative ways to tackle our ever growing excess of waste. DISPOSABLE locations will include The University of Melbourne’s Parkville and Southbank campuses, along with unique sites throughout Melbourne. The lid…

Chicken Hatching

13 August @ 9:00 am22 August @ 5:00 pm

Come to Hastings Library and watch the chicks hatch, meet and have a snuggle with our fluffy new friends.  Hastings Library will be home to an incubator with chicks for the duration of National Science Week. All Story Time Sessions…

UMWELTEN – Eco-fields and other Universes

14 August @ 1:00 pm31 August @ 5:00 pm

Felicity Spear, in her exhibition Umwelten – eco-fields and other universes, has created circular paintings on wood, encircled by profiles of the human skull. They are speculations about the possibilities for other habitats or other universes beyond our sensorium at…

They Walk Among Us

16 August @ 7:00 am24 August @ 10:30 pm

They’re right under our noses yet we don’t notice them. Some just listen but others might be transmitting as you read this, perhaps even in code. They might not use the internet or phone to communicate with each other, and…

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Dr Renee Beale
Victorian Science Week Lead
03 9663 5259
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