The World Science Festival Brisbane is a fantastic program of events combining science and art throughout the cultural precinct, South Bank and even a vintage steam train.
Bringing together some of the world's great scientific minds of science and art, The World Science Festival, which both celebrates and explores science, started in New York in 2008.
An exciting melee of interactive explorations, lively debates, theatre, musical performances, films, workshops and outdoor experiences, the World Science Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the cultural centres and outdoor spaces of the city.
Some highlights of the program include:
Street Science! - South Bank Parklands transform into an amazing science playground with more than 40 immersive events in this free family-focused program for tiny tots to teens and the young at heart. Come along and participate in hands-on activities and explore the science behind robots, fossils, bubbles, slime, spiders, solar energy, drones, augmented reality, experiments and even explosions.Cultural Forecourt. Mar 25-26 10am-4pm, Free
A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey - In a Queensland first, the 2017 World Science Festival Brisbane will screen Stanley Kubrick's seminal cinematic masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, with the ground-breaking score performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Voices choir. Concert Hall, QPAC, Mar 22 7.30pm, Mar 23 1.30pm, 7.30pm. Tkts $50-$125. Book here
Degas Revealed: The Science Behind the Art - In 2016, Australian scientists revealed the hidden image beneath Edgar Degas’ ‘Portrait of a Woman’The team behind this remarkable revelation share their experience of discovery and discuss new technologies that are transforming forensic curation in the art world and beyond. Cremorne Theatre, QPAC Mar 26 3.30pm Tkts $10-$30. Book here
And that's just a few of the dozens of great happenings - other events include talks by Dr Karl, live podcasts, the popular Brain Food Breakfast Series, Stargazing in the Cultural Forecourt, Code a Robot workshop, panel discussions and a free screening of ET in Maiwar Green.
Need to know - Events book out quickly so be sure to check out the program in advance to avoid disappointment.
*Images from World Science Festival Brisbane 2016