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Family Science Day

Presented by Powerhouse

Sydney Science Festival presents a day of demonstrations, talks and hands-on activities at Parramatta – designed to inspire people of all ages. The theme Revival is applied to diverse scientific topics and brings attention to sustainability, environmental rejuvenation and recovery.

This free family-friendly event invites participants to engage with a range of scientific disciplines including medicine, ecology, climate change and astronomy.

Family Science Day is presented by Powerhouse as part of Sydney Science Festival in partnership with Western Sydney University and City of Parramatta.

Activities located in the Western Sydney University building are limited by capacity and are only accessible via elevator. There will be pram parking available in Parramatta square. Indoor events are currently sold out. Outdoor events will be available for those registered.

 

Parramatta Square Stage Performances

10 am The Vegetable Plot (Music)
11 am Street Science (Show)
12 pm The Vegetable Plot (Music)
1 pm Street Science (Show)
2 pm Lucky Lartey’s African Drum and Dance (Music)
3 pm Street Science (Show)

 

Parramatta Square

10 am – 4 pm Planting Seeds (Drop in)
10 am – 4 pm Sydney Bats and WIRES (Drop in)
10 am – 4 pm The Skeptics’ Mystery Investigators (Roving)
10 am – 4 pm Soul Street Brigade (Roving)
10 am – 4 pm Western Sydney University Solar Car (Drop in)
10 am – 4 pm FIZZICS (Drop in)
10 am FIZZICS (Show)
12 pm FIZZICS (Show)
2 pm FIZZICS (Show)

 

WSU Level 4

Room 1
10 am – 4 pm ArtBomb (Drop in)
Room 2
12.30 – 1 pm Speed Meet a Scientist
1.30 – 2 pm Speed Meet a Scientist
2.30 – 3 pm Speed Meet a Scientist
Room 3
10 am – 4 pm Science Reading Nook (Drop in)
10 am – 4 pm Planting Seeds: Citizen Science (Drop in)

 

WSU Level 9

Terrace
10 am – 4 pm Rocket building (Drop in)
10 am – 4 pm Telescope viewing and planispheres (Drop in)
Conference Room 1
10 am – 4 pm The MARCS Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Development (Drop-in)
Conference Room 2
10 am Surfing Scientist: The Alphabet of the Universe (Talk, 30 mins)
11 am Surfing Scientist: Food 101 (Talk, 30 mins)
12 pm Surfing Scientist: James Webb Telescope (Talk, 30 mins)
1 pm Surfing Scientist: The Alphabet of the Universe (Talk, 30 mins)
2 pm Surfing Scientist: Food 101 (Talk, 30 mins)
3 pm Surfing Scientist: James Webb Telescope (Talk, 30 mins)
Conference Room 3
10 am – 4 pm 3D Printing and modelling (Drop-in)
10 am – 4 pm Sound Sandwiches (Drop-in)
10 am – 4 pm Coding electronics with ThinkerShield (Drop-in)
Conference Room 4
11 am Future Space Panel (Talk, 60 mins)
12 – 4 pm Street Science Meet and Greet (when not on stage)


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