What’s On at the Museum during Science Week?

 National Science Week runs from 11th – 19th August.  There are a rich variety of activities happening around the state that showcase the wonderful world of science. Details can be found from this link.

Queensland Museum has a full program of fun and informative programs – so come on down to sample a few this week.

The Science of Recycling

Mum and toddler enjoying practical science activities in the recycling area

A hands-on activity for all ages! Play and create with all sorts of recycled materials and learn about the science behind recycling.  Includes a small under twos play area with ideas for toys made from recycled materials.

Where? On Level 2 next to the Dinosaurs and near the Café.

Guided shows On Wednesday the 15th at 11am and Saturday the 18th at 11am and 1pm

The Science Debate – Wednesday 15th of August 1-2 pm:

Science debate featuring the top university debaters from Queensland.

Expect an entertaining and intellectually stimulating performance as members of the University of Queensland Debating Society, ranked in the Top 20 debating institutions worldwide; passionately defend their position on the topic: “That climate-change sceptics without relevant qualifications should not be allowed to appear in the media”.

Presented by the Queensland Debating Union and hosted by the Queensland Museum & Sciencentre in the level 2 theatre.

Nitrogen Show: 13th, 14th and 17th of August

Everyone loves a Nitrogen Show. With popping lids, shrinking balloons, whistling kettles and frozen flowers this show explores the science behind the effect that a liquid, at 196 degrees below zero, has on everyday objects. Shows will be held in the QM&S theatre at 10.00 and 2.00.


Liquid nitrogen demonstrations at QM are ‘the coolest shows on earth’

Curator Talks

Meet the Curator at 1pm: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Science of Conservation 10:30am – 12:30pm: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

You can find further details about the programmes and the presenters on our website – click the links above

Queens Street Mall

If you are passing through the CBD this week you’ll see several different National Science Week displays including this popular one which invites the public to “Do touch the animals”.

Many of the public are well informed about Australian fauna and loved handling the specimens.


About David Milne

David is an international educator with thirty-five years experience of professional and strategic development, managing change and evaluating effective practice in different education and cultural sectors. David worked at the Queensland Museum (QM) for 7 years. He led the Strategic Learning team who developed many award-winning web-based learning resources and education kits. David was formerly a member of the academic staff at the University of Queensland, an international school principal and an education consultant. He is currently a freelance writer and researcher.
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