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The University of Melbourne Science Festival 2018

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Enjoy a week of free workshops, displays, films and more


In August 2018, the popular Science Festival will be returning to The University of Melbourne. The festival runs from Monday the 13th of August until Friday the 17th of August and will include a range of free public events.

Some of the highlights this year include:

Tiegs Zoology Museum Tour
Tiegs Zoology Museum was established in 1887, making it the oldest zoology museum in Australia. During the science festival, tours will be conducted from 2pm-3pm on Monday the 13th of August and Thursday the 16th of August. These tours will give members of the public a chance to look through the collection and participate in a treasure hunt.

The tours are free, however, bookings are required and can be made online here.

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Making Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen
Come along to see ice cream being made with liquid nitrogen. These sessions will take place on Tuesday the 14th of August and Thursday the 16th of August from 2pm-3pm at Masson road, outside the chemistry building.

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SCINEMA: International Science Film Festival
On Wednesday the 15th of August, a special science film screening session will take place from 6pm-8:30pm. The evening session will feature a collection of short films, documentaries, animations and more.

This session is free and open to the general public, however bookings are required and can be made online here.

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Physics Laser Show
Learn about physics on your lunch break with this one hour show on Thursday the 16th of August. The show runs from 1pm-2pm. Tickets are free but bookings are essential and can be made here.

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Vision Science Workshop
The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences will be holding a 1.5 hour live demonstration on some of the fascinating aspects of the human eye, including how things such as colour perception are tested.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday the 15th of August at 2pm and is free to attend. Bookings are required and can be made online here.

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For more information on these and other free workshops and events, have a look at the full program for Science Festival 2018, available online here.
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Why? To celebrate science and learn something new
When: Monday the 13th of August - Friday the 17th of August 2018
Where: Various sites at The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne
Cost: Free
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