Thursday 16 - Sunday 26 AUGUST 2012
The Ultimo Science Festival is 11 days when Harris St near Sydney’s Central Railway, comes to life. Get involved with pub science, science-art and film, family activities, school sessions, lectures on amazing topics by extraordinary speakers, comedy, laboratory tours, peeks into museum basements and scientists scurrying out of their labs to show what they’ve discovered.
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August: 10.30am – 3.30pm
The Powerhouse Museum will buzz with fabulous science action for everyone all day long! Watch exciting science shows, participate in hands-on workshops and meet Cogs the Robot. ABC’s Surfing Scientist, Ruben Meerman from Catalyst and Rollercoaster, will perform mind-boggling science tricks from his books.
Saturday 25th August, Sunday 26th August
Find out all about the science behind magic power bands, beds of nails, water divining and more … The Mystery Investigators use science to unlock the secrets behind the strange and mysterious. See some myths busted before your very eyes and learn how to think critically before believing everything you hear and read!
Take an exclusive peek at the extraordinary depth and breadth of the Museum’s Science and technology collection in storage. These tours will divide the collection, exploring the treasure trove of medical, scientific and technological instruments, objects and curios in the Museum’s collection usually unseen by the public.