The Sydney Science Festival is the Powerhouse’s flagship science program and challenges and broadens perceptions of science while critically examining its influential role in society. Produced by the Powerhouse Museum since 2015, the Sydney Science Festival is one of the leading public science programs in Australia.


The 2021 theme ‘vitality’  takes inspiration from life-saving role of health and medicine in the pandemic and the goal for restoring planetary health across our oceans, food systems and forests. In 2021, we look at the vital role that science plays in society in a moment when it matters most.