2021 Festival 8-18 July

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Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond exhibition

Explore the moon’s past, present, and future in the Our Moon: Then, Now, and Beyond exhibition. This is an exhibition not to be missed; an out-of-this-world experience where you can enter the orbit of our spectacular moon.

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Big Science Show

Popular science communicator Amadeo returns with his assistant Bonnie for another big science adventure at the Teachers College Auditorium.

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CODE Virtual Reality & Gaming Centre

Come immerse yourself at our Pop-Up Virtual Reality & Gaming Centre and be amazed by some of the latest virtual reality experiences from around the world!

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Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms any space into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and above all fun.

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Opening Night: Science in the Spotlight

Join us on the opening night of the Festival for a discussion around the upcoming challenges associated with climate change. What does the future hold? Why should science be at the heart of the challenges we face?

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Maths Craft Festival

Discover the maths behind the craft and the craft behind the maths at the Maths Craft Festival. Featuring a range of craft creation stations and public talks by mathematician crafters on the final day of the festival, a celebration of maths that promises to engage people of all ages.

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Science Expo

Come and explore the range of research taking place at the University of Otago, where we constantly go beyond. Lots of exciting activities for kids and adults of all ages.

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Slice of Life: The World Famous Dunedin Study

An exhibition celebrating the 1,000 most studied people in the world - the Dunedin Study members. Research from this study is changing lives.

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Unleash Your Inner Detective: Forensic Based CSI Workshop

Expand your armchair detective skills and solve a crime in this interactive and immersive workshop run by a real forensic expert.

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Outside Inside Forest

Come and visit our indoor forest experience! Each day there will be a changing selection of exciting hands-on science & nature activities for kids to explore.

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Meet a Mars Rover

What does a scaled-down version of a Mars rover look like? What sensors are needed to make it work? How do you build your own?