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World Science Festival Brisbane 2024

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World Science Festival Brisbane returns for 10 days from Friday 15 March to Sunday 24 March, with a jam-packed program of workshops, engaging conversations, incredible demonstrations, art installations, and a curated program of free and ticketed events for visitors of all ages!

Presented by Queensland Museum, World Science Festival Brisbane is a mind-blowing cosmic journey, honouring the ‘thinkers and dreamers’ that have shaped our world in a captivating exploration of artistic and scientific achievements.

These are just some of the 2024 festival highlights: 

Life on Mars, World Science Festival Brisbane

Life on Mars, Mar 22, QPAC 

Dive into a cosmos of discovery with seasoned science journalist and astrophysicist, Graham Phillips, and a panel of distinguished experts. From Earth’s primordial landscapes and most ancient traces of life to the mysterious terrains of Mars, prepare to expand your knowledge of the universe and the bounds of possibility.

An Afternoon of Science, World Science Festival Brisbane

An Afternoon of Science - Mar 23, QPAC  

Join Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb along with an ensemble of international scientists to celebrate curiosity, innovation, and the sheer joy of scientific exploration. Expect an afternoon of laughter as you unravel the mysteries of the universe in style.

Night of the Nerds - Mar 23, QPAC 

Back by popular demand, the delightfully dorky variety game show Night of the Nerds returns to QPAC, for an evening of scientific shenanigans with Comedian Mark Humphries and two all-star teams of scientists, tech heads, creatives, and funny folk.

Social Science, World Science Festival Brisbane

Social Science, Mar 22, Queensland Museum

The Festival's popular, up late event returns to Queensland Museum for one-night only! With a science-infused cocktail in hand, explore a lively after-dark haven and experience workshops, live programming and activations, for an evening that transcends the ordinary.

The Earth Above, World Science Festival Brisbane

The Earth Above, Mar 15-24, Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium 

The 2024 festival program includes the world premiere of The Earth Above: A Deep Time View of Australia’s Epic History,  a movie-length, full-dome experience at the Planetarium exploring Australia’s past 140,000 years. 

The Hatchery, World Science Festival Brisbane

The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience, Mar 20-22, Queensland Museum

The festival’s free, family-friendly events are back, including The Hatchery, a hugely popular experience where visitors can watch turtles hatch and learn about the real-world conservation initiative that has been crucial to the survival of Australia’s precious Loggerhead turtles.

Queensland Museum is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com

World Science Festival Brisbane 

Queensland Museum 

Melbourne St

Cnr Grey St

South Brisbane

Mar 15-24, 2024

Free and ticketed events

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