National Science Week is a collection of events large and small staged by individuals and organisations that when taken together make up one of Australia’s largest festivals. Organising your own event can be as simple as registering for a Brain Break workplace morning tea. Bigger events include school science fairs, guest speaker seminars and open days at research institutes.
There are grants available nationally and locally to help support events, as well as tips on how to run a successful public event.
Festivals, talks, demonstrations, forums, walks, performance and open days. There are hundreds of public events every year in National Science Week to attend in cities and towns right across the country.
Search for the events closest to you, or by topics that you’re interested in.
There are many science experiences all around Australia to enjoy year round. We’ve got a collection of about 60 activities here, including museums, science centres, national park visitor centres, industry tours, marine discovery centres and observatories.
Get involved with organising National Science Week in your state or territory. The eight Coordinating Committees are made up of volunteers who work to encourage others to hold events, run promotional activities, stage their local launch and advise the national management committee.
Make contact with your local committee to find out how to join in.