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The Tonsley 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 28 March, 2021

9AM-12.30PM (Session 1)

1PM - 4.30PM (Session 2)

Tonsley Innovation District
6 MAB Eastern Promenade
Tonsley, 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

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 wicked chemistry!

Crazy Colourful Chemistry

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Under Pressure

BRIGHT SPARK ENTERTAINMENT

Dr Quark is back exploring the properties of gases and how air pressure can be changed and used for many purposes. Giant balloons, blower vac cannons, water rockets, levitating beach balls, and voracious vacuums are just the start of the fun!

Dr Quark's Under Pressure Show

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Native Animal Show

ANIMALS ANONYMOUS

South Australia's wildlife warriors, Animals Anonymous, are on stage along with a collection of their animal friends. Learn about these animals, their habitats and how to protect them.

Native Animal Show

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Wonderful Invertebrates

BUGS N SLUGS

Discover the magical world of invertebrates. Find out who's living in your backyard.

Learn about the life stages of these incredible animals and how to protect them.

Wonderful invertebrates

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Snap Circuit Station

THE SCIENCE COLLECTIVE

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.

Snap circuit station

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Exterminate...

AUST. 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.

Daleks in the house

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Problem Solving

QUESTACON

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!

Problem solving puzzels

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Programming

TECHSPACE LEARNING

See the cool electronics and programming that the folk at Techspace just love. Check out their gadgetry and let your kids imagine all the possibilities

that they could design.

Gadgetry and robotics

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Dinosaurs Down Under

PROFESSOR FLINT

Singing palaeontologist Professor Flint will keep the young uns enthralled with his slightly unorthodox but fabulously entertaining teachings about dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs Down Under

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Mysterious Marine Creatures

MARINE DISCOVERY CENTRE

We're bringing the beach to you - make sure the kids are wearing reef-safe sunblock! Use our VR to go underwater and hunt for treasures in the sand.

Mysterious marine creatures

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An Aussie Collection

ANIMALS ANONYMOUS

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.

Australian animals

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The Slime Bar

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.

The slime bar

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Robotics workshop

SCIWORLD

SciWorld staff will help kids to build and program robots using Lego Mindstorm robotics. It will leave them wanting more!

Suitable for ages 8 and over.

Must be pre-booked.

DIY robotics with Mindstorm

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Junior Field Nats

CLUB

Do you see what I see? Take a break from the devices and check out the natural world around you. Animals, insects, fossils, plants, planets and stars; there's so much to learn!

Junior Field Naturalists

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Dig a Dino
SCIWORLD

Dig-A-Dino supersizes a classic childhood toy,  the dinosaur skeleton.

Your child can test out their puzzle building skills putting together a skeleton just like a palaeontologist.

Dig a Dino

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Electron Microscopes
INSPIRE STEM EDUCATION

The kids will be captivated when they see the unseen world around us with our powerful electron microscopes. The world class equipment will inspire learners to seek out even more.

Electron microscope fun 

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KESAB Environmental Solutions

NOT FOR PROFIT

Drop in and learn about how your family can reduce waste and help contribute to a healthy environment and sustainable community.

KESAB

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Switched On Kids

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.

Switched On Kids

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Retail

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

Sponsors & partners

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