Brisbane Kids get excited as the biggest event on the Science calendar returns to Brisbane for another year.
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Hosted by Queensland Museum, World Science Festival Brisbane 2024 returns to South Bank from the 15 – 24 March for a mind-blowing exploration of the truly phenomenal world we live in – from scientific challenges to technological solutions that inspire hope and wonder for our future existence.
To coincide with World Science Festival Brisbane, Curiocity Brisbane will return and transform Brisbane’s cultural heart into an interactive celebration of science, innovation and art.
The Full World Science Festival Brisbane 2024 program is now live!
Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery with the launch of the full World Science Festival Brisbane 2024 program, promising ten days of exhilarating exploration of science, art and technology.
The World Science Festival Brisbane 2024 Program Highlights
World Science Festival Brisbane program will embrace the theme of Thinkers and Dreamers as it delves into vast realms of knowledge and pushes the boundaries of our understanding to reveal the impact of science, whether it’s transforming medicine, technology, or our understanding of the natural world.
Listen to topical experts share the latest evidence, discoveries, theories and practical applications for what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know. Events include:
- Dr Karls’ Great Moments in Science
- Brian Greene: Beyond the Stars
- Leigh Sales AM and Annabel Crabb: An Afternoon of Science
- Fossils: Queensland’s Quirkiest Creatures
- The Earth Above: A Deep Time View of Australia’s Epic History
City of Science
There will be plenty of engaging, hands-on activities perfect for the entire family with City of Science back at South Bank, leaving kids and science enthusiasts of all ages awestruck.
Night of the Nerds
Night of the Nerds is the festival’s very own variety game show! In 2024 comedian Mark Humphries will lead two all-star teams of scientists, tech heads and funny people as they face off in a series of challenges to lead their team to the ultimate nerdy triumph. (Recommended for audiences 15+ years.)
Details: 23rd March 2024 at QPAC. Get your tickets here.
Integrated with World Science Festival Brisbane, Curiocity Brisbane engages audiences with a dynamic offering of public art, conversations, tours and workshops which explore the connectedness of art, science and technology. Find program details for Curiocity here.
Festival Venues Across Brisbane
World Science Festival Brisbane is supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
The festival will be packed full of free and ticketed events for both adults and Brisbane Kids at many iconic venues across Brisbane including QPAC, South Bank Piazza and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.
Find all 2024 event details at the World Science Festival
The World Science Festival Brisbane: The History
The World Science Festival started in New York in 2008 and is an annual event which aims to take science out of the lab and onto the streets, parks, museums and galleries in New York.
In 2016, the World Science Festival came to Brisbane and has been wowing audiences annually, in what is one of the most highly anticipated science events for Brisbane families.
Get tickets to the World Science Festival Brisbane 2024
While the full 2024 program will be released on 1 February 2024, there is an early release of events which you can currently purchase tickets to including Robowars, Dr Karls’ Great Moments in Science and Night of the Nerds.
World Science Festival Brisbane 2024 features more than 50 events and 175 sessions, with a combination of free and ticketed events.
To explore the program and reserve your space at any of the events visit World Science Festival
While the World Science Festival Brisbane 2024 has many family-friendly activities, debates, and engaging conversations, it is important to check individual event details to make sure it is suitable for those attending.