City of Science

World Science Festival Brisbane

Brisbane will once again be transformed into the City of Science when World Science Festival Brisbane takes to the streets, from the parklands and cultural precinct of South Bank, and the heart of the CBD, to the heights of Mt Coot-tha.

This program for inquisitive minds of all ages includes hands-on science showcases, fascinating tours, and an intriguing web of all things creepy, crawly and crazy!

Over five fun-filled days, World Science Festival Brisbane will paint the city red for Queensland’s most vibrant and dynamic celebration of discovery, innovation and creativity.

City of Science WSF 2023

Lunchtime Labs: Explosive Science Spectacular!  Mar 22-26, 12pm-1pm, Queen Street Mall. Free, non-ticketed.

Don’t eat lunch at your desk during World Science Festival Brisbane! Head to the Queen Street Mall at midday each day and get smarter while you take a break. Join Legomaster’s Jess Heinemann for your lunchtime science snack, as she busts science myths on the mall. How is sound made? How can the humble rubber band explode a watermelon? Where is my hoverboard? All of your science questions will be answered in this explosive science spectacular, hitting the Queen Street Mall stage for all five days of the festival.

City of Science WSF 2023

Science Surprise: Tours and Walks, Mar 25 & 26. Various locations, South Bank Parklands. Ticketed

Get energised while you stimulate your mind! On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March, City of Science takes visitors on a scientific journey (literally!) with a varied program of tours spanning our geological wonders and horticultural wonder to capturing the perfect photographof botanical beauty and the hidden treasures of our First Nations people.

City of Science WSF 2023

City of Science; Displays and Demos - Mar 25 8.30am-5pm; Mar 26 8.30am-4pm. South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands. Ticketed

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March, the South Bank Piazza apron will be bursting with live, in-your-face science! This free hub of science activity is sure to delight and surprise visitors of all ages as they explore our STEM stations featuring hands-on activities, real life scientists and fascinating demonstrations.

City of Science WSF 2023

Films @ GOMA - Mar 24-26. Australian Cinematheque, GOMA. Ticketed

In partnership with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGoMA), Into the Green explores the intermingling of humans and nature championing the ways we can live harmoniously with the natural world as a source of nourishment, scientific discovery and hope for our future

City of Science WSF 2023

CORAL: Rekindling Venus Mar 23-26. Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mount Coot-tha. Ticketed

Take a journey into the unknown of a different kind in the awe-inspiring Cosmic Skydome at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. World Science Festival Brisbane is proud to present award winning Filmmaker Lynette Wallworth's stunning work CORAL: Rekindling Venus. This remarkable experience will leave audiences with a sense of wonder for the complexity of the coral community and a deep-felt longing to see it survive.

City of Science WSF 2023

Library Lab: All Creatures Great & Small Mar 22-26. Brisbane City Council Library. FREE, non-ticketed

Visit your local Brisbane City Council Library to discover animals from all around the world, and the special ones that live in your backyard! From the local grasshopper to the Bornean sun bear, learn about all creatures great and small and how you can help protect them. Presented with Brisbane City Council

City of Science WSF 2023

Little Learners Mar 25-26. Dinosaur Garden, Level 0, Queensland Museum. Free, non-ticketed

Our littlest learners and their carers are invited to join Queensland Museum for a short series of special activities. From getting hands-on with real museum objects and specimens to exploring our galleries and collections through songs, stories and role-play, this program is designed to enhance children’s learning and development.

Queensland Museum is a valued partner of Must Do 

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