Science Festival is a week-long celebration of scientific knowledge, innovation and progress with a series of free events and activities for both students and the public.

Our 2021 theme, The value of science, explores the way we view scientific pursuits, the contributions they have made to society, and how much we're willing to fund them. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Festival. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Recorded events

Missed out on a Science Festival event? Or just want to relive the excitment? We've recorded a selection for you to watch in your own time. Now pass me the popcorn!


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About Science Festival

The University of Melbourne Science Festival is hosted by the Faculty of Science as part of National Science Week. Now in it's seventh year, the Festival is our chance to showcase the latest in research from across the whole University. Check out some highlights from last year's program.


Natalie Gilbey
Science Festival Program Coordinator