The Hunter Science Festival is back for its always-popular and jam-packed day of STEM activity on Sunday 20 August 10am to 2pm at Newcastle Museum. This year’s Festival theme, Innovation – Powering Future Industries, will include hands-on interactive learning experiences, showcasing local technology and scientific research happening across the Hunter.
Highlights this year include:
- Make and race your own solar powered car with the team from Hunter Valley Electric Vehicles
- Become a poo on the giant inflatable Poo Palace from Hunter Medical Research Institute, and learn all about your digestion with their gastrointestinal researchers the Grand Poobahs (free, but must book here [sold out])
- Get hands-on with the Aldrin Moon to Mars Experience, including a science show and STEM pocket rocket activity. (free, but bookings required [sold out] Show and activity 50 minutes)
- Plant a native plant to take home with City of Newcastle’s Environment and Natural Areas Teams
- Chill out at the Newcastle Libraries science storytime zone and borrow one of their cool tech kits
- Climb aboard a City of Newcastle garbage truck, chat to the driver and visit the Waste Education tent
- …and more to come.