Ultimo Science Festival

Ultimo Science Festival
Event on 2015-09-03 00:00:00
– Serious science fun for all ages –

Intrigued by the amazing world of science? Want to know the answers to some everyday questions? The hugely popular Ultimo Science Festival is back! Come and celebrate the wonders of science from 12 – 22 September.

With a jam-packed program suited for all ages, the Ultimo Science Festival offers hands-on activities, science shows for kids, fascinating public lectures, exhibitions and behind-the-scenes tours – opening up the amazing and intriguing world of science for all to see. There is even a stand up comedy night featuring hilarious science comedians and a dynamic Arts & Science Soirée.

For eleven days in September, Ultimo will be transformed into a unique science hub bubbling with Festival activities across the Powerhouse Museum, ABC Centre, TAFE Ultimo and UTS Buildings.

Highlights of the Ultimo Science Festival are:


Playing with Light – FREE with Powerhouse Museum admission

Dodge laser beams, build a telescope, freeze your shadow on a wall or paint with infrared light. This exhibition offers full interactive activities that take you into the bright, colourful world of light, lasers and lenses.

SHOWS– FREE with Powerhouse admission

Suitable for ages 5 years and up, these science shows make everyday things seem extraordinary.

From setting up a space colony on Neptune’s largest moon, Triton, to exploring the power of steam and electricity or examining the chemistry that happens in the kitchen exploding volcanoes these demonstrations will amaze, entertain and educate.

UTS Science in Focus public lectures – bookings essential

Leading professors speak on topics ranging from forensic science: training police dogs to detect cadavers in homicides and natural disasters to environmental science research about great white sharks and exploring health issues like the facts and fictions of obesity.

Big night of science – ticketed event at Powerhouse Museum
Dare to venture out for a night of superstitious supernatural science on Friday 13th? Socialise with the weird, wild and astonishing – hear short lectures then test your perception with science magic, illusions and myth-busters.

The Einstein Lecture 2013 – ticketed event at Powerhouse Museum, for 14 yrs and up.
The eighth annual Australian Institute of Physics/Powerhouse Museum demonstration, presented by Prof. Benjamin J. Eggleton, will explore the current output of Einstein’s original work.

BIG FAMILY SCIENCE WEEKEND – FREE with Powerhouse Museum admission
A weekend of science show fun for all to enjoy – all your favourite science shows across 4 stages throughout the Museum exploring things like the impacts of extreme cold with liquid nitrogen and making your own slime.

at Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris St Ultimo
Sydney, Australia

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