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Science Alive! was launched in 2006 by the SA Coordinating Committee of National Science Week. It was a single day event in a modest 2,400 m2 space.

 

Today it:

  • is held over two full days

  • spans 17,000 m2 of the Adelaide Showground

  • attracts around 30,000 visitors

  • includes a special preview day for local schools called "STEM Day Out"

  • incorporates teacher professional development training in STEM

We still have a strong relationship with National Science Week, Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, and continue to share many goals.

Last year's event had over 60 interactive exhibits that were fun and educational for all ages.

 

Science Alive! is the largest single interactive mobile science exhibition in Australia. It helps to build our community’s awareness of the scope and importance of science and technology in our everyday lives, celebrating South Australia’s successes and inspiring future generations of science and technology professionals.

There’s no better event to experience first hand all fields of science and technology – Science Alive! really is all kinds of awesome.

The Science Alive! team​

Brian Haddy, Event Director

Brian has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service to science education, has managed science events and activities around Australia, is passionate about sustainability and has been the Event Director of Science Alive! since the inaugural event in 2006.

 

He loves “organizing stuff” and has spent almost his entire working life in the not-for-profit sector doing just that.

Thousands of families have been exposed to science and technology like never before, as a result of his commitment and passion to science education.

Brian leads of team of people who are dedicated to bringing you a great Science Alive! event.

National Science Week

Science Alive! is a long-standing partner of National Science Week and participate as part of the event each year.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running every August, it features more than 1000 events delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.

 

Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.