Sydney Science Festival celebrates and showcases Sydney’s diverse and multidisciplinary science and innovation community through a program of talks by world-leading researchers, hands-on workshops, exhibitions and family events exploring all areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). The Festival brings together cultural and research institutions, museums, universities and communities across greater Sydney and invites them to discover, discuss and debate science.
Through strengthening the ties between scientists and the communities they serve, Sydney Science Festival empowers audiences and helps create an active, engaged and informed Sydney. The Festival aims to encourage an interest in science among the general public and young people and provides opportunities to highlight Sydney’s scientific credentials and foster partnerships between the community, research organisations and industry.
Part of National Science Week, Sydney Science Festival is produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Australian Museum with support and funding from Inspiring Australia.
About Sydney Science Festival in 2017:
- 180 individual events across Sydney presented by 60 program partners
- Presenting partners included Sydney Opera House, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, Microsoft, Cicada Innovations, Australian Astronomical Observatory, Sydney Ideas, BBC World Service, City of Parramatta, North Sydney Council and Northern Sydney Science Hub and more!
- Diverse showcase of scientific talent: 5 international speakers and 585 local researchers, scientists, engineers and science communicators
- More than 70,000 audience members
- Browse the full 2017 program
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Our volunteers share their enthusiasm for science and help out at events across the city. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.