Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Sciene Alive! held?


Science Alive! is held at the Adelaide Showground, a five-minute drive out of Adelaide’s CBD, and easily accessible via public transport.




Where should I park?


There are multiple carparking spaces available at the Adelaide Showground, the closest of which is the North West Car Park, accessible via Rose Tce. Further information can be be found via the Adelaide Showground website.




Do I need to buy tickets for the stage shows?


No, all performances within Science Alive! are included in the price of your entry ticket. You don’t need to book ahead.




How can schools get involved?


Each year, Science Alive! holds a free event at the Adelaide Showground for schools and students from years 7-12. Schools must be registered to attend via our ticketing page.




Who can attend the STEM Day Out?


The STEM Day Out is soley for years 7-12. For students below year 7, we encourage you to attend on the weekend.




Is the event a Children's University Learning Destination?


Yes, Science Alive! is officially a Children’s University accredited learning destination – be sure the visit the information booth to get it stamped off!




Can I purchase food and drinks at the event?


There will be food and drinks available at the Showground for purchase, both from retail outlets and from various food trucks.




Is a parents' room available?


There is a parenting room in the Atrium Plaza, which includes microwave, a breastfeeding area with privacy screen, and a change table. The northern Jubilee Pavilion toilets also have baby change facilities, and all disabled and special needs toilets include a fold down nappy change table. If you need any assistance, please ask at the Information Booth.




Do people with companion cards receive discounted entry?


Yes, those with Companion Cards will receive free entry.




Is there an event for teachers?


A professional development session is included during the STEM Day Out. You must register to attend this session.




Are gluten free, diary free, vegetarian, vegan food options available?


Yes, there will be plenty of options to suit all dietary requirements and restrictions. Within the Showground outlets, the baked potatoes can easily be made gluten free, dairy free, or vegan. The chicken wings are also gluten free and can be made dairy free upon request. All salad bowls are gluten free, and the falafel salad is vegan. Salsa's food truck will have a variety of gluten free options, and many can also be made vegan. Pretzel and Vilis will also have vegetarian and vegan options available to choose from.




Are kids free?


Yes, kids under 15 years old are free, and will not require an entry ticket.




Can I get tickets at the gate?


You can, however we encourage you to take advantage of discounted rates online.





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