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Science for the curious and creative

Saturday 12 August 2017

Friday 11 for schools Princes Wharf 1


Science comes alive at the Festival of Bright Ideas

A spectacular of interactive science experiences for all ages and interests brought to you by the world-leading Tasmanian science community. A community-focused festival that aims to ignite and inspire an interest in science through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and maths, and everything in between.


Festival Highlights


Science experiences

Discover the research, innovations and technologies taking place in Tasmanian science. Here you can meet the scientists and see their science in action. Over 40 science experiences waiting to be explored.

Science Experiences

Main stage

The Lightwave Stage. A spectacle of show-stopping science! Returning to the festival for one show only… FUTURE CRUNCH: The World Is Better Than You Think. Incredible things are happening on our planet. But we’re not hearing a lot about it…...

Lightwave Stage
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Workshops and Tours

Experiment, innovate and create. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of science through these hands-on science activities.

Workshops Tours

Festival Sponsors