Science Week 2018


Visitors at Neural Knitwork: Craft a healthy brain exhibition. Image courtesy Inspiring Australia (NSW).

National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society.

National Science Week 2018 will run from 11-19 August. 

First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Last year saw a staggering 1.2 million people participate in over 2,100 events and activities.

In 2018, National Science Week events will be held right throughout Australia with everything from science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert panel discussions, interactive hands-on displays, open days and online activities. Museums and galleries have the opportunity to stage events as part of the festival and be featured in the online event diary.  Event organisers can also download graphics, media release templates and resources vis the website.

Find out more about running a science week event.

The festival is proudly supported by the Australian Government; partners CSIRO, the Australian Science Teachers Association and the ABC; and sponsors Cosmos, Discovery Science, NewScientist and Popular Science.

Visit the website for more information and to get involved.