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The University’s 10th annual Science Festival is a week-long celebration of scientific knowledge, innovation and progress with a series of free events for students, staff and the general public.

From public lectures, expert-led masterclasses, panel discussions, games, and activities, the festival has something for everyone. This year, our theme “Discover, survive and thrive” will highlight the importance of science discovery and innovation in ensuring the survival and thriving of different species in an ever-changing world.

Is your school group interested in attending? Email to develop a customised itinerary.

Acknowledgement of Country

The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the unceded land on which we work, learn, and live: the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong peoples (Burnley, Fishermans Bend, Parkville, Southbank and Werribee campuses), the Yorta Yorta Nation (Dookie and Shepparton campuses), and the Dja Dja Wurrung people (Creswick campus).

Indigenous Australians have been custodians of the lands and waterways of this country for thousands of years. As Australia’s first scientists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have deep and enduring knowledge of the land, waters, and skies. We pay respect to Elders past, present, and future, and acknowledge the importance of Indigenous knowledge in the Academy. As a community of researchers, teachers, professional staff, and students we are privileged to work and learn every day with Indigenous colleagues and partners.

Missed out on previous years' events?

Or just want to relive the excitement? Watch older Science Festival recordings here in your own time.

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About Science Festival

Since 2015, the University of Melbourne has celebrated National Science Week with an annual, week-long Science Festival, showcasing the latest in STEM research across our faculties, schools, institutes and centres through free public events.


Faculty of Science Events Team