Biggest National Science Week events here at the Gardens

The biggest and best Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week events will take place at Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands

National Science Week festivities will be bigger than ever this year at Centennial Park, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah and Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan including three free family days, behind the scenes tours, a botanical art exhibition and stargazing.

The Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands are catering to a range of audiences and interests for National Science Week 12 – 20 August this year, expecting attendance of more than 50,000 people across 10 events and programs.

Now the biggest contributing organisation to the National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival calendars, anticipation is growing for a big week of hands-on and inspirational science fun.

Exciting NEW events in 2017 are:

  • Botany Distilled: learn about the science of making alcohol from plants
  • Science in the Wild: lakeside family fun at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
  • Gondwana Garden: step back in time to learn about ancient plants and dinosaurs at Mount Tomah
  • Secrets of the Seed Vault: a rare opportunity to see into the NSW seed vault

Most of the events will be free to attend thanks to Inspiring Australia funding from the Australian and NSW governments.

FULL PROGRAM

 

Date & Time

Event Title

Audience

Cost

Location

Fri 11 Aug

5 - 8.30pm

Astronomy in the Park

Stargazing

Families

$29/$15

Centennial Park

 

Sat 12 Aug

11am - 3pm

Science in the Swamp

Fair day

Families

Free

Centennial Park

Sun 13 Aug

10am – 3pm

Science in the Wild

Fair day

Families

Free

Australian Botanic Garden

Mount Annan

Tue 15 Aug

6.00 - 7.30pm

Plant Science by Night

Tour

Adults

$35

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Wed 16 Aug

6.30 - 8pm

Secrets of the Seed Vault

Tour

Adults

 

$22

Australian Botanic Garden

Mount Annan

Thu 17 Aug

9.30am – 3pm

Get Down with DNA

Workshop

Stage 6 students

$30/$18

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Thu 17 Aug

6.30 - 8.30pm

Botany Distilled

Talk and taste

Adults

$60

Royal Botanic Garden Restaurant

Sat 19 Aug

11am - 3pm

PlantBank Party

Open day

Families

Free

Australian Botanic Garden

Mount Annan

Sat 19 Aug

11am - 3pm

Gondwana Garden

Fair day

Families

Free

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Mount Tomah

14 – 18th Aug

10.00am - 4pm

A Celebration of Australian flowers – Curtis’s Botanical Magazine

Exhibition

Adults

Free

Red Box Gallery

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney