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The Mt Barker Science Fair is designed especially for families with primary school aged children. It is hands-on, interactive and loads of fun.

 

Hold native animals, get up close and personal with invertebrates, try out some VR, take part in a workshop or be entertained by one of our fabulous science shows. And yes, we've got slime... and dinosaurs!

If you've got a child that loves all things science and technology, imagine the possibilities! It's bound to be their "best day ever"! And we've got you covered too, with coffee and catering available.

 

Sunday 2 May, 2021

9AM-12.30PM (Session 1)

1PM - 4.30PM (Session 2)

Cornerstone College
68 Adelaide Road
Mt Barker, South Australia

 

To ensure we are COVID-safe, entry to this event is by a pre-purchased ticket only.

 

Tickets will not be available at the door.

 

Only 1000 tickets are available for each session. On the upside, this gives your plenty of room to view the exhibits.

 
 

Things to see*

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  • Crazy Colourful Chemistry Show
    Crazy Colourful Chemistry Show
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    Main stage, gymnasium
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    Main stage, gymnasium
    Brought to you by Nitro Nat. There's plenty of bang, colour and fizz in this show. Nitro Nat loves to set things on fire and make lots of mess, all in the name of science of course. Get ready to see some truely wicked chemistry!
  • Native Animal Show
    Native Animal Show
    Coming soon
    Main stage, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Main stage, gymnasium
    Brought to you by the team from Animals Anonymous. South Australia's very own wildlife warriors, are on stage along with a collection of their animal friends. Learn about these animals, their habitats and how to protect them. We're dialling up the cuteness factor with this show!
  • Dinosaurs Down Under with Professor Flint
    Dinosaurs Down Under with Professor Flint
    Coming soon
    Main stage, gymnasium
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    Main stage, gymnasium
    Brought to you by the Dinosaur University. ​ Singing palaeontologist Professor Flint will keep the young uns enthralled with his slightly unorthodox but fabulously entertaining teachings about dinosaurs. Bring your best singing voice!
  • Scientific Bubble Show with Marty McBubble
    Scientific Bubble Show with Marty McBubble
    Coming soon
    Main stage, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Main stage, gymnasium
    Brought to you by Bright Spark Entertainment. Marty McBubble will amaze you with his incredible bubble creations and the scientific wonders that make them possible. With quirky gadgets and plenty of comedy Marty will create some truely crazy bubble creations. Get ready to be blown-away!
  • Robotic by Roboroos
    Robotic by Roboroos
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Bought to you by Roboroos. If your child loves robotics, spend some time with the Roboroos. It's a must! Check out their designs and learn about their competition teams. They do crazily clever robotics designed to excite young minds.
  • Electron Microscopes
    Electron Microscopes
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    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
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    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by Inspire STEM Education. The kids will be captivated when they see the unseen world around us with these powerful electron microscopes. The world class equipment will inspire learners to seek out even more. And if they are willing to give you a peak, you'll be amazed too.
  • The virtual reality arcade
    The virtual reality arcade
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    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Bought to you by Ignite VR. Come over to the pop up arcade and check out some amazing virtual reality. This is where technology and cutting edge come together! Play the state of the art gaming machines and explore the VR world all around you.
  • STEM brain teasers
    STEM brain teasers
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    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Bought to you by Neuplex. How many patterns can you make in this good old-fashioned brain-teaser? There are thousands of ways to solve it! Head over and test your problem solving and creativity skills. It's a very entertaining challenge.
  • STEM Toys by Switched on Kids
    STEM Toys by Switched on Kids
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    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Introducing the team from Switched on Kids; the experts in STEM toys. Educational toys help satisfy young minds and are loads of fun. Switched On Kids can help your kids grow their  imagination. Visit their stall and check out their amazing range.
  • DNA and you
    DNA and you
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by Sciren. All budding scientists need to understand DNA. So bring them over to learn about the code of you! There's loads of stuff to find out. And what is the fruit about? Well, you'll have to visit us and find out!
  • KESAB Environmental Solutions
    KESAB Environmental Solutions
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by KESAB (and Bazza). Drop in and learn about how your family can reduce waste and help contribute to a healthy environment and sustainable community. Don't "waste" this opportunity to learn how you can play your part (get it)!
  • Dinosaur Palaeontology and Craft
    Dinosaur Palaeontology and Craft
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by Dig a Dino. This is dinosaur craft at its finest. Assemble giant wooden bones to make the largest dinosaurs puzzles ever (or at least in Adelaide). Then get really crafty and create your best dinosaurs on card. It's a dinosaur arty party!
  • Gadget Design and Programming
    Gadget Design and Programming
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    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by Techspace Learning. Ever wondered how that solar panel switched on, or how that traffic light worked? ​Design and programming are great skills to learn. For the kids of all ages who love gadgetry!
  • Made by Nature
    Made by Nature
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by the Junior Field Naturalists. Do you see what I see? Take a break from the devices and check out the natural world around you. Look, feel and listen to these fantastic exhibits. Animals, insects, fossils, plants, planets and stars; there's so much to learn!
  • The Slime Bar
    The Slime Bar
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by The Science Collective. Our icky, sticky slime is a classic favourite of young children. Head over to the slime bar and let them get their hands dirty, while you stand back and sip a latte. Ewwww... Slimey!
  • Questacon Challenges
    Questacon Challenges
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by The Science Collective. Stand back and watch your child work on their problem solving techniques. Enjoy their "AHA" moment as they figure out a range of challenges. Then try out your own skills - it's not all child's play!
  • Daleks in the House
    Daleks in the House
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    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by the Australian Dalek Builders Union. ​The Doctor might not be in the house, but the Daleks definitely are! Doctor Who fans old and young can admire these life-size models. Young builders can even try their hand at building their own mini-Dalek. Exterminate... Exterminate!
  • Electric Circuit Station
    Electric Circuit Station
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Coming soon
    Exhibitor area, gymnasium
    Brought to you by The Science Collective. ​This will take you back to your childhood. If you've got a budding engineer or maker, you'll have to drag them away from the circuit station! With a number of challenges to complete, the circuit station will build your child's knowledge of electronics.
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* Program is subject to confirmation and change - some things like sickness, COVID requirements and changed availabilities are out of our control.

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