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Science in the Centres

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  • Westfield Woden
    Keltie Street, Phillip ACT 2606, Australia

Come past Westfield Belconnen, Westfield Woden, South.Point Tuggeranong, Cooleman Court, or the Canberra Centre to discover the exciting science behind growing mushrooms, engineering with lego, parasites, geology, space, robotics, and much more.

A variety of hands-on science activities will be on display across the different locations during the weekends of National Science Week (13 - 14 and 20 - 21 August). There is something for everyone so make sure you check out the schedule on the Inspiring the ACT website to find something to broaden your knowledge and learn something new.

Come along to the displays and pick up a free activity booklet to bring some fun science activities home with you. The booklet features themed days for all of National Science Week.  Each day will guide you through an activity, introduce a real-life scientist from the ACT, ask some thought-provoking questions, and suggest places to visit:

  • Monday is about exploring the wonders of the human body;
  • Tuesday is for celebrating the technology in our lives;
  • Wednesday is for learning about the weather;
  • Thursday is about exploring the science of taste;
  • Friday is about getting out there and doing some fieldwork;
  • Saturday is all about what things are made of and why; and
  • Sunday is learning about the maths that is all around us.

The stallholders include:

  • Fungi Co
  • Young Engineers Canberra
  • ANU Parasitology
  • Giggly Wiggly Balloons
  • Australian Science Innovations
  • Mt Stromlo Observatory
  • Geoscience Australia
  • RACI
  • Jerliz Pty Ltd / Tesla Owners Club of Australia
  • ASTRO 3D / ANU
  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment
  • Wing
  • ANU Earth Sciences
  • Canberra Daleks & Robots
  • Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation
  • Geological Society of Australia (ACT Division)
  • Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Canberra