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Hunter Science Festival 2023

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Hunter Science Festival 2023

Hunter Science Festival 2023

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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.

Date And Time

20-08-2023 @ 10:00 AM to
20-08-2023 @ 02:00 PM


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The NSW Regional Science Hub initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government

Inspiring Australia
Bunnings Warehouse
Forsythes Advisors

A network of initiatives enhancing community engagement with S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) in the Hunter.



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