Science Alive is a free interactive and hands-on science festival with something to offer all ages.
Science Alive, Mount Gambier 2021 Dates, Address & Ticket Prices, SA
Just some of the highlights you can expect are hands-on activities, including robotics, astronomy, electric circuits, Questacon, native animals, bugs n slugs and slime making! This is also an excellent chance for students to learn about UniSA study options.
It was initially launched in 2006 as a project of the SA Coordinating Committee of National Science Week. Back then, it was held in a humble 2,400-square-meter space. Visitors today can now enjoy even more exciting experiences found throughout the 17,000 square-meter facilities of the world-class Adelaide Showgrounds. Aside from that, there will also be a handful of satellite events taking place in other locations – this being the one held in Mount Gambier.
The event as a whole attracts over 30,000 people each year; a combination of students from schools near and far, as well as residents and visitors alike. Some of the biggest names in South Australia’s science and technology fields participate in this educational event. These include non-profit organisations, community and research groups, and other science-related organizations; some of whom arrange special shows and performances as well.
Science Alive is open to the public, but due to the venue’s limited capacity, it’s highly recommended to register ahead of time.