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18 August, 11am - 3pm

Living Laboratory - a FREE Outdoor Festival of Science

Join us for a huge outdoor event to celebrate the environmental sciences! Explore the Royal Botanic Garden to get hands-on with science experiments, explore behind-the-scenes, visit state-of-the-art science facilities and use scientific equipment!


  • Free guided walks
  • Talks and demonstrations from the Lab Stage
  • Meeting Australian animals and bugs
  • Hands-on kids fossil-making
  • Meet Botanic Garden scientists
  • Sydney University's Nano-Lens project
  • And much more!


18 August, 11am - 3pm


Lawns near the Learning Centre
Closest Garden Gate: Woolloomooloo Gate.


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available on Mrs Macquaries Rd


Scientists available for interview
Media opps behind the scenes in laboratories, herbarium both before and on the event day. Science Communication Officer: Vanessa Fuchs, Vanessa.fuchs@bgcp.nsw.gov.au, 0438 892 594