This weekend  (August 6th and 7th) the ‘Science Alive’ Expo is on at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Free for anyone under 18, this is a great opportunity to see some fantastic scientific displays and demonstrations.

From the website:

Science Alive! has become the largest science expo in Australia with over 70 science-related organisations offering a huge range of engaging hands-on experiences for the whole family as well as spectacular science shows, fascinating magic shows and an amazing range of activities.

When: Saturday, August 6 2016 till Sunday, August 7 2016. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Goyder and Jubilee Pavilions, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville, SA, 5034
Archaeology and antiquity, Human body and movement, Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Health and medical, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
FREE for all U/18. Adults are $15 ($10 conc) plus small booking fee for online bookings. $20 ($15 conc) at the door.

The eleventh edition of ‘Science Alive!’ will without a doubt be the biggest and best ever! Key attractions include spectacular science shows in the Lockheed Martin Theatre by celebrity presenter Ruben Meerman, the Surfing Scientist; astronomy experiences in huge Stardomes; native animal shows and displays; and the evergreen science presenters Rob Morrison and Deane Hutton with Curiosity Show Revisited.

Questacon is back with a range of engaging hands-on activities and Imagine If will be hosting special magic shows at their retail outlet.

Many science-related organizations will be ‘first-timers’ including Rising Sun Pictures and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment with their film and computer gaming workshops and displays and Saab Australia with their ‘mixed reality’ goggles; get up close and personal with snakes at the SA Herpetology booth; take a step back in time with the Historical Radio Society; ride a three-wheeler with a difference at the Bridgestone booth; and learn more about the commercialisation of science research in the BioSA innovation zone.

Of course there will be many of the old favourites including our three great universities, the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology, the Astronomical Society, Nature Foundation SA, SciWorld, Forensic Science SA, bugs n slugs, Animals Anonymous, BAE Systems, the Young Scientists of Australia and many, many more.

There will also be Daleks! The Australian Dalek Builders’ Union will be there again in force, encouraging interest in the technology of Dalek-building and showing off their variety of full-sized Daleks complete with their threats to ‘exterminate’.

All 70+ participating organizations will be offering hands-on activity to engage and delight children and adults of all ages. Book online now to avoid the queues!

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