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Hunter Science Festival

  • - (AEST)
  • Newcastle Museum
    6 Workshop Way, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Hunter Science Festival is back for its always-popular and jam-packed day of STEM activity on Sunday 20 August 10am to 2pm at Newcastle Museum.

This year’s Festival theme of Innovation – Powering Future Industries will include hands-on interactive learning experiences, showcasing local technology and scientific research happening across the Hunter.

Festival highlights

  • make and race your own solar powered car with the team from Hunter Valley Electric Vehicles
  • become a poo on the giant inflatable Poo Palace from Hunter Medical Research Institute, and learn all about your digestion with their gastrointestinal researchers the Grand Poobahs. Sold out.
  • get hands-on with the Aldrin Moon to Mars Experience, including a science show and STEM pocket rocket activity. Show and activity is 50 minutes. Sold out.
  • plant a native plant to take home with City of Newcastle's Environment and Natural Areas Teams
  • chill out at the Newcastle Libraries science storytime zone and borrow one of their cool tech kits
  • climb aboard a City of Newcastle garbage truck, chat to the driver and visit the Waste Education tent