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Science Week at Rainforestation Nature Park

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  • Rainforestation
    1030 Kennedy Highway, Kuranda QLD 4881, Australia

Are you ready for National Science Week? Science Week brings together scientists, educators and citizens to celebrate all things science. Science Week activities at Rainforestation Nature Park will focus on the science of Rainforest plants. Activities will be held on 13, 14, 20 and 21 August.

The world heritage protected Wet Tropics Rainforests of Far North Queensland are not only home to some of the world’s oldest forms of plant life, but the worlds oldest living culture. Join us at Rainforestation to learn about the science of the rainforest plants and some of their traditional food and medicinal uses.

Activities at Rainforestation include the opportunity to plant your own Rainforest seed to take home, examine the Rainforest through a microscope, or do some rainforest leaf art.  Scientific talks are free of charge and available from 10:00 – 2:00 daily on weekends.

Free talks will be held in the activity area twice daily on weekends (10am and 1:30pm) on the plants and trees of the rainforest. Following the talks, guests will have the opportunity to participate in an Indigenous Bush Tucker Walk with one of the Pamagirri Indigenous Guides (bookings are required for the walks and can be made on the day of visit). Walks depart after the presentations.

While you’re at Rainforestation, you can also:

  • take the army duck tour of the rainforest to see and learn about the Wet Tropics Rainforests of the region;
  • enter the Wildlife Park to see some or local wildlife including Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, a Southern Cassowary or even Tasmanian Devil; or
  • take in the Pamagirri Experience including the award winning dance performances at noon and 2:00 pm daily.

These activities can be booked online in advance or subject to availability on the day.

The Treehouse Café serves the Aussie BBQ Buffet Lunch from 11:30 – 1:30 daily.

Location Information

Free parking facilities, wheel chair accessibility