2021 Festival 8-18 July

Frequently Asked Questions

Got some questions about the Festival? You might find the answers you need below, if not flick us a message.


How often does the Festival take place?

The New Zealand International Science Festival happens every other year. The next Festival will be held 8 - 18 July 2021.

Where does the Festival take place?

Most Festival events happen in Dunedin, New Zealand. Events are hosted at a variety of venues around town. Please refer to individual event listings for venue information.

How much does the Festival cost?

We endeavour to keep the festival as accessible as possible for our community. As a result, most of our family and children's events are under $0 - $5, while some ask for a donation to the festival. Our adult events range average around $12. Check the individual events for more specific pricing details.

I'm an event host, where can I find the logo and other brand elements?

Head to the resources section for the brand elements. If you're missing something, send us an email.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved in a number of different ways including participating in a festival event, volunteering your time to support the festival or even hosting your own event in a future festival!

How do I host an event in future Festivals?

We will do a call out for events late in the year before a festival. You will be able to find our 'Call for Ideas' document in the 'Resources' section. The next call for ideas will be open in late 2022.

Where can I find more information?

Though we update the website regularly, we recommend the best ways to keep up to date is through subscribing to our newsletter at the bottom of this page, like us on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

How can I find out more about visiting Dunedin?

For more information on visiting Dunedin, check out www.dunedinnz.com