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Sydney Science Festival Family Science Day

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  • PHIVE & Parramatta Square
    5 Parramatta Square, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

Sydney Science Festival returns to Parramatta for children and families to explore how the Festival theme trace applies to the climate, astronomy, health and medicine. Meet local scientists and join a dialogue about the role of science in the world, participate in hands-on activities and enjoy interactive performances throughout the day.


Street Science
10.30am, 12.45pm, 2.15pm

Experience a world of ideas and explore combustible fuels, create clouds and unravel the secrets of weather patterns.

Vegetable Plot
11.15am, 1.30pm

Blending music, storytelling and laughter while fostering a food revolution for future generations.

Science Safari

See the effects of liquid nitrogen through captivating experiments.


On display from 10am - 3pm.

Sydney Water

Delve into trace elements, micro-organisms and the unique composition that defines your local water.

WSU Solar Car

See Western Sydney University's game-changing solar car up close and witness the remarkable engineering achievement firsthand.

Robots and Rovers

Learn how small robots can be controlled using a visual coding language. Experience captivating demonstrations featuring a quarter-scale replica of NASA's 2011 Curiosity Mars Rover, meticulously built by the Powerhouse workshop team using open-source schematics from NASA.

Powerhouse Parramatta

Get an update on the progress of construction for Powerhouse Parramatta. Gain valuable insights into the project, which will deliver exclusive international exhibitions, education programs, and community initiatives, all set to captivate over 2 million visitors in its inaugural year.

Booking essential.