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After Dark: Science Fusion

Science, eats, beats and drinks - see what happens at the Museum after dark

Friday 18 August 2017, 5:30pm - 9:00pm



Celebrate National Science Week with a night time adventure at the Museum. Join us for live music, food, drinks and an array of science innovations to inspire your inner chic geek. Explore the Museum to see what innovations science has to offer, including hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows. You will have the opportunity to hear from the science experts, experiment with technology, kick back to live music, indulge your tastebuds and see the Museum like never before. 


Have you ever wanted to be in a hologram, floating in mid-air? Ever wanted to build your own virtual assistant? Ever wanted to see a battle bot in battle? How about watch a 'live' Taxidermy display? Have you seen a 3D printer in action? Immerse yourself in science innovation and experience the technology of the future.   


Event Line Up:

Robot Wars

See a battle bot built, learn about their design, mechanics and metal work, and see them battle! Presented by Ipswich Robotics Sports Group.

Science Shows

There will be highly entertaining, engaging and educational demonstrations where you can do some science for yourself. You may even find yourself inside a bubble!

Hologram and Augmented Reality Workshops

Channel your inner Obi-Wan and create a hologram. Set up your own virtual assistant using augmented reality. Presented by BOP Industries.

Live Spider Display

Want to see spiders up close? Come along to see these eight legged creatures with Queensland Museum spider expert Dr Robert Raven.

Drone Technology

Explore how drones work and how they are used in real-world applications. Have a go coding a drone and see if you can program it to take-off and land safely. Presented by STEM Punks.

Ask an Expert: Dr Marissa McNamara, Parasitologist Queensland Museum

Meet a parasite expert! View real-life parasite specimens and see detailed images of real parasites.

Ask an Expert: Andrew Christy, Senior Curator Mineralogy Queensland Museum

Meet a meteorite expert! See real meteorites and talk to an expert in his field.

Ask an Expert: Dr Matt Herne, Vertebrate Palaeontologist

Talk to a dinosaur expert. See fossils from the Queensland Museum collection and learn about these incredible animals that once roamed the earth.

Science Demos

From lighting to liquid nitrogen, get your science on with this exciting, entertaining and informative show. Presented by UQ Science Demo Troupe.

Taxidermy Demos

Meet a Queensland Museum expert and talk all things taxidermy! View real-life specimens and learn about the taxidermy process.


Get involved in fun and educational LEGO robotics workshops with students from University of Southern Queensland.

3D Printing

Get a taster of technologies from Steph Piper from the USQ Makerspace! Get 3D scanned, see live 3D printing and our new polargraph drawing machine in action.

Virtual Landscapes

Using gamification, experience this interactive virtual landscape. Be immersed in the traditions, customs and heritage of the longest continuous surviving culture in the world. In partnership with Virtual Songlines.


Kick back to some live funky tunes by: Jacques van Lill.

Ticket price:

$15 (all ages event, bookings essential)




This program is run with support from Inspiring Australia for National Science Week.


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Event Details

18 August 2017, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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