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2020 World Science Festival Brisbane - CANCELLED

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Published February 9th 2020
Update March 17th 2020
The World Science Festival has been cancelled.

Explore The Wonderful World of Science
The annual World Science Festival Brisbane returns in 2020 from 25-29 March 2020 to inspire, educate and inform us all about the wonderful, innovative world of science and technology.

Presented by the Queensland Museum, this world-class event marks Australia's biggest science festival.

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Having been founded by American mathematician and Professor Brian Greene, the World Science Festival has been held in New York for over a decade to " gather great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows people to engage with scientific discoveries" and has drawn over two million visitors plus many more online.

The Queensland Museum Network has secured the exclusive licence to host the World Science Festival in the Asia Pacific from 2016-21.

If you are in Brisbane, head to Brisbane's Cultural Precinct to join in the fun.

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The accessible and inclusive program takes science out of the lab and into the streets so that everyone can talk about issues like astronomy, mathematics, weather and the natural world.

The festival includes 130 science-focused hands-on family-friendly activities across the state with films, musical performances, educational presentations including Dr Matt Agnew and Dr Karl Kruszelnicki . (Please note that some sessions are ticketed events).

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Sessions include:
Science Unplugged: Birds, Spiders and Volcanoes
Running the planet without costing the earth
Where has all the water gone?
Einstein and the Quantum: unravelling the mysteries of space and time

Regional Events
You don't have to live in Brisbane to experience the best of the festival and dive into scientific adventures.

The festival will be taking science to Regional Queensland with community days with science events for all ages through the City of Science.

City of Science 29 February 2020

City of Science 21 March 2020

Holiday Program 6 17 April (closed Good Friday, 10 April)
City of Science 18 19 April 2020

City of Science 16 May 2020
Holiday Program 19 September 5 October 2020

Holiday Program 27 June 12 July 2020
City of Science 28 November 2020

For the full program, go to the website at and experiment with science for fun and for the future.
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