Hunter Science Festival 2018

Sun 19 Aug 2018
10am - 2pm

Get up close to reptiles, build and race a solar car, climb aboard a garbage truck and heaps more for all ages at the free Hunter Science Festival this Sunday 19 August from 10am to 2pm at Newcastle Museum.
Capping off National Science Week in the Hunter region, this celebration of all things science offers a huge array of activities and displays to inform and entertain the whole family while showcasing career pathways.

The Hunter Science Festival will offer a full day of activities, with a mix of learning and fun. Activities on offer will include:

  • Meet and chat with inspiring local scientists, geologists and coders
  • Science shows from Museum Express and SMART (University of Newcastle)
  • The incredibly popular NCC garbage truck - climb the ladder and look inside!
  • Crocodile Encounters reptile show with a variety of animals
  • Mini EV (electric vehicle) Festival to build and race solar-powered cars
This years theme is Game Changers and Change Makers

The Festival is hosted by Hunter Innovation and Science Hub, a coalition of science educators, agencies and scientists of all passions and persuasions. Funding for the event is provided through Inspiring Australia, an Australian Government initiative.



  • Entry to this event is FREE


Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way