Throughout March, the annual World Science Festival Brisbane will see hundreds of expert presenters and tens of thousands of visitors exploring science and art throughout Queensland, Australia.
“The festival celebrates the intersection between science and the arts through gripping debates, theatre, interactive experiments and explorations, musical performance, bespoke events and major outdoor experiences,” says the event’s Christine Robertson
More than half a million visitors have attended over the past three years, and organisers are expecting more than 200,000 in 2019.
With more than 100 events for all ages and backgrounds, there is something for everyone. Here are our top 10 pics.
Time and the Creative Cosmos
Hosted by US physicist and event co-founder Brian Greene, and featuring the dance troupe Pilobolus, this event is billed as a “thrilling fusion of science and art”. Greene will pull back the curtain on mysteries of life and the universe. Suitable for all ages.
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane
When: 23 March, 8:00pm
Night at the Museum
Explore the Queensland Museum at night and see firsthand what happens when the doors shut. An ideal event for children and their families, the evening includes live music, science demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Suitable for all ages.
Where: Queensland Museum & Science Centre, South Brisbane
When: 23 March, 5:30pm
The festival takes to the streets in this immersive and explorative block party. Moving across Queensland throughout March, scientists of all ages can explore interactive exhibitions and demonstrations. Free admission.
Where: Multiple locations
When: Multiple dates
Pioneers in Science
Adele Green, senior scientist at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) Berghofer, discusses her research in skin cancer. Moderated by Rob Bell, attendees are encouraged to submit questions online in advance. Recommended for high school...