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Mt Gambier
Science Fair

 

The Mount Gambier 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 and learn from the best with Bugs n Slugs, explore the hands on engineering challenges and make some of your own,  take part in a workshop or be entertained by one of our fabulous science shows.  You'll see Marty McBubble's fantastic Bubble Show and Nitro Nat's Jaw Dropping Chemistry Show as well as shows from Animals Anonymous.  Want more?  Well you don't want to miss out on the Virtual Reality experiences from Ignite VR and you'll definitely want to keep the family inspired with Christmas gifts from Switched on Kids.

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.

Sunday7th November, 2021

9:30am-12.30pm (Session 1)

1pm- 4.00pm (Session 2)

Mount Gambier Showground

1 Pick Avenue, Mount Gambier

 

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.

 

 
 

Things to see*

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  • Bugs n Slugs
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    Welcome to the truely amazing world of invertebrates! Discover a magical world of bugs and slugs. Find out who's living in your backyard. Learn about the life stages of these incredible animals and how to protect them. A favourite with the kids!
  • Crazy Colourful Chemistry Show
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    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
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    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!
  • Electric Circuit Station
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    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.
  • Questacon Challenges
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier Showgrounds
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier Showgrounds
    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!
  • The Slime Bar
    Don't miss it
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    Don't miss it
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    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!
  • Animals Anonymous up close
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier showgrounds
    It's the Animals Anonymous collection of amazing Australian native wildlife. ​​Watch, touch or hold or your favourite Australian animals. Talk to Adrian and his team of wildlife warriors about their important work to protect our native creatures. A wonderful opportunity to see Aussie wildlife.
  • STEM Toys by Switched on Kids
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier Showgrounds
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier Showgrounds
    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.
  • The virtual reality arcade
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier Showgrounds
    Coming soon
    Mount Gambier Showgrounds
    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.

* Program is subject to confirmation and change - some things like sickness, COVID requirements and changed availabilities are out of our control.