Activity Providers

  • Engineering: Safeguard the past and built the future - Webuild

    Drop into the Webuild Tent at the City of Science to discover the incredible ways engineering is used around the world to safeguard the past and build the future. Explore exhibits with activities for all ages and unlock your inner engineer.

    Webuild, is a leading global player in the construction of large, complex projects for sustainable mobility, hydropower, water and green buildings. Webuild, and its Australian business, Clough, have delivered challenging, complex and rewarding projects in Queensland for over 50 years; together they are committed to supporting the future of the state, its communities, and people.

  • Science on the GO! - Griffith University

    Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university —challenging conventions, creating bold new trends and pioneering solutions. Ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide, its future-focused degrees are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers.

    Science on the GO! will showcase a variety of hands on experiences from Griffith Sciences including a flight simulator from Griffith Aviation, Griffith Racing Team’s Formula SAE car and captivating microscope explorations. Don’t miss out on the excitement!

  • UQ's Junior Scientist Hub - University of Queensland

    Visit the University of Queensland (UQ)’s Junior Scientist Hub where you can participate in family friendly science activities. Complete two of the activities to graduate as an honorary Junior Professor with a special certificate and have your photo taken in a lab coat!

  • QIMR Berghofer Mozzie Lab

    Since 1945, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, now QIMR Berghofer, has worked to improve the lives of people locally, and across the globe – driving better health outcomes through impactful medical research. The Institute has earned its place among Australia’s top medical research institutes with an enviable reputation for ground-breaking and transformative health discoveries. We seek to discover ways to diagnose earlier, and deliver better treatment, for some of the world’s deadliest diseases. By embracing new techniques and technologies to advance medical science, we are leading the way to significant innovation in health – and in doing so, offering hope for a healthier, better tomorrow.

  • The Science of Signalling - Cross River Rail

    Catch up on how Cross River Rail is transforming travel. Code some tiny robots to travel on the new rail line, experience the underground stations through VR, and ask our experts all your Cross River Rail questions.

    Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 km rail line that includes 5.9 km of twin tunnels running under the Brisbane River and CBD with four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street.
    The project will also deliver a new above-ground station at Exhibition; a rebuild for seven stations between Dutton Park and Salisbury; construction of three new stations on the Gold Coast; construction of two new train stabling facilities and installation of a new world-class signalling system.


  • Understanding Earth Science - Geological Society of Australia (Queensland Division)

    Understanding geology is the basis of many earth-based studies, including environmental science and botany to name a few. The Geological Society of Australia (Queensland Division) offers many products and services to assist teachers, students and enthusiasts to better understand geology. Come and discover some of them.

    The Geological Society of Australia is a society for professional geologists. One aim of the society is to educate the general public on the importance of geology on our environment.

  • Science Lab - Big Bang Education

    Big Bang Education delivers school curriculum-focused, entertaining science shows and workshops throughout Australia. Their shows are the renowned for attracting large crowds and getting the largest shrieks!

    Interactive building, exploring, investigating and creating. Learn about forces, gravity, materials and centre of mass through a fascinating selection of hands-on activities, and apply your new knowledge to design and build from our recycled resources.

  • Building Better Bridges - University of Southern Queensland

    University of Southern Queensland are a large regional university that offers a range of science and engineering degrees. They have three campuses at Toowoomba, Ipswich and Springfield.

    In their Building Better Bridges activity, you will build a bridge that will stand up to the test of nature! You will learn all about how bridges work and how force is distributed within the structure. This is a hands-on activity – come ready to build a great bridge!

  • Beneath the Surface: A Soil & Science Expedition - Department of Environment and Science

    As a diverse organisation, the Department of Environment and Science brings together key areas of work to ensure our diverse natural environments and heritage are maintained for the health and prosperity of current and future generations.

    Embark on an interactive expedition with Queensland’s best and brightest soil scientists! The Department of Environment, Science and Innovation invites explorers to dig deeper into the intriguing world of soil and the science behind it.
    Their booth has a range of activities to give you unique insights into the fascinating world beneath our feet. You’ll get the chance to roll up your sleeves and plant seedlings, create art with different soils, delve into a real-world erosion and runoff demonstration, and even find out how our scientists save the day when Queensland soil needs help. It’s an adventure that promises to deepen your appreciation for soil beneath the surface.

  • CoralWatch - The University of Queensland

    Immerse yourself in the magical and crucial world of corals with CoralWatch. CoralWatch is a non-profit organisation from The University of Queensland. We integrate global monitoring of coral bleaching with outreach and education about coral reef conservation. CoralWatch developed the Coral Health Chart as a simple, non-invasive tool for people to use to monitor coral colour as an indicator or coral health. It’s easy to use and we’d love to show you how.

  • Great Barrier Reef - Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

    Dive into the Great Barrier Reef and learn about its amazing biodiversity, as well as some of the challenges it is facing and how we are addressing them using the latest science innovations.

    It’s the best way to see the Reef without getting wet!

    The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water will be attending with staff from their Great Barrier Reef team to showcase this exciting interactive Great Barrier Reef experience.

    A video showreel featuring science innovation will also be running and will feature content from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

  • Water Cycle Top Drop Mini Golf - Urban Utilities

    Water Cycle Top Drop mini golf is Urban Utilities’ fun and engaging custom 4-hole mini-golf course that takes players through various stages of the water cycle. Players can learn more about where their water comes from and where it goes.

    Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, supplying drinking water, recycled water and sewerage services to a population of more than 1.5 million in Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions.

  • Sport Science Testing - Queensland Academy of Sport

    Established in 1991, the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) is the Queensland Government’s high-performance sports agency responsible for preparing Queensland elite athletes, teams and coaches for world class success. The QAS has a Vision of “Inspiring Extraordinary Sporting Success”. Currently more than 750 athletes are supported on their elite sporting journey from talented juniors to Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship medallists. This is through in-house squad programs, partnership programs with State and National Sporting Organisations, and scholarships for individuals on medal-winning trajectories. QAS primarily provides performance support through sport science, performance health, strength and conditioning, and athlete wellbeing & engagement.

    See how they use science to help their elite athletes. Experience some of the testing that QAS use with their elite QLD athletes. They will have a selection of sport science testing equipment that participants can try, including some of the tests they use to find Queensland’s next generation of elite athletes in their YouFor2032 Talent Identification.

  • Re-imagining the Reef - Blue Sea Books

    At Blue Sea Books they are re-imagining reading by teaching young readers about the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef through exciting fantasy adventures enhanced by augmented reality (AR) technology. Some of their books are also equipped with basic coding concepts, to build digital literacy alongside literacy and engagement with science-based reading adventures. With the power of AR, readers can immerse themselves in interactive worlds that captivate their imagination like never before. The stories come to life, allowing kids to explore, discover and engage in a way that traditionally books simply can’t match.

    Visitors will encounter the iconic Great Barrier Reef in new and unique ways. Augmented Reality (AR) children’s books showcasing reef flora and fauna will ignite the imaginations of both young and old. Scientific exhibits unveiling previously hidden and under-explored reef habitats will increase awareness of the remarkable diversity of marine life continually being discovered.

  • Science and STEM Central at CQUniversity Australia - CQUniversity

    Visit the CQU tent and explore science with our team.

    CQUniversity is one of the largest universities based in regional Australia, with campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, and Townsville. Along with these campuses, the University also partners with several of Regional Universities Centres (RUC’s) in regional and remote parts of Australia. CQUni delivers more than 250 education and training offerings, from short courses and certificates, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Working with stakeholders in regional Australia, CQUni is a renowned research institution in several key disciplines and the benchmark leader for how universities should engage and collaborate with communities and industry.

    Get to know the world of robotics and coding a little more with Sphero Indis – become a robot racer and map out your raceway, will you be the fastest or the most accurate?

    Explore STEM in the Park, find out how playpark equipment can be linked with physics and STEM.

    Discover the importance of sustainability and find out more about our Queensland Museum Indigenous Kit which features artefacts linked to Byellee and Gooreng Gooreng languages.

    Experiment with dinosaur microscopes, what will you find behind the lens?

    Learn about our Award Winning Buraligim Weiber (Place of Learning) program for Indigenous children.

    Plus, chat with our team about how you can turn your passions and interest in science into your career!

  • Straw Bridge Build - Engineers Australia

    As Australia’s national body for engineering, Engineers Australia are the voice and champion of their 120,000-plus members. Providing them with the resources, connections and growth they need to do ethical, competent and high-value work in our communities.

    It’s inspiring promising student engineers. Opening doors for graduates and setting them up for success. Enriching the skill sets of engineering professionals at every stage of their career, helping them learn, discover and fulfil their potential.

    Join the fun as you build a bridge using straws and your choice of connector (eg rubber bands, string and celotape) which will be weight bearing tested. See if your bridge can hold the most weight to win a prize. At least 2 prizes to be won daily!

  • Balloon Powered Car Race - Engineers Australia

    As Australia’s national body for engineering, Engineers Australia are the voice and champion of their 120,000-plus members. Providing them with the resources, connections and growth they need to do ethical, competent and high-value work in our communities.

    It’s inspiring promising student engineers. Opening doors for graduates and setting them up for success. Enriching the skill sets of engineering professionals at every stage of their career, helping them learn, discover and fulfil their potential.

    Can you build a “car” with some straws & cardboard that is balloon-powered and will go the distance? The car that travels the furthest balloon-powered distance will win a prize. At least 2 prizes to be won daily!

  • Flying Scientists - University of Queensland

    Wonder of Science fosters a STEM culture that empowers and increases capability for positive student and societal outcomes via access to high-quality, evidence-based STEM education. Specifically, a culture where all students, their teachers, parents and other community members understand and value the importance and potential of Science, and STEM pathways and careers.

    Wonder of Science Flying Scientists program typically runs a booth at three regional World Science Festivals each-year.

    Each scientist will have hands-on inquiry-based STEM activities for attendees to engage with and learn more about the exciting and cutting-edge research happening all over Queensland. 6 – 8 Scientists including Flying Scientists (early career researchers in a variety of STEM fields) and Young Science Ambassadors (PhD students from multiple universities) will run the activity on the day.

    Have a burning science question? Want to know what it is like to work as a scientist? Want to know how to become a scientist? The Flying Scientists have the answers! The Flying Scientists Initiative is provided by Wonder of Science in collaboration with the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist. The scientists are early career researchers that travel to regional Queensland centres for community STEM events.

  • Ignite Excellence Academy - Ripley Valley State Secondary College

    Ripley Valley State Secondary College is committed to every student succeeding. This commitment is reflected in their schools vision, values and strategic plan that outlines their blueprint to lift the performance of each child in the school. The Ignite Excellence Academy challenges students to reach their highest academic potential through an innovative curriculum creating a unique pathway from high school to university. The individual talents of each student in the program are nurtured by their specialist teachers, providing support to a high-level curriculum that encourages students to become leaders in their field of interest and ability.

    Join Ripley Valley State Secondary College’s Ignite Excellence Academy in exploring the living water in our local waterways. You’ll have the chance to meet some of the macroinvertebrates living alongside us, test the pH of local water sources and understand how the overall health of a waterway can impact ecosystems living in and around it. The Ignite Excellence Academy students have worked alongside industry and community groups such as CleanCo Queensland, Bremer Catchment Association and the Ipswich City Council to build their understanding of sustainability and environmental awareness and are looking forward to sharing their knowledge with you.

  • ARMY MakerSpace - ARMY MakerSpace

    Army MakerSpace interactive display showcasing STEM opportunities in Defence.

  • Radiation Education - Queensland branch of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society

    The Australian Radiation Protection Society was founded in 1975 and has more than 250 members engaged in radiation protection activities. Members are engaged in a variety of activities designed to ensure the safe use of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation for a wide variety of applications, in medicine, pure and applied science, industry and mining.

    Visit the Queensland Branch of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society to learn about radiation, in both non-ionising and ionising forms.

  • Live Broadcast - ABC Radio Brisbane

    ABC is the national broadcaster across TV, radio and digital. ABC Radio Brisbane broadcasts across Greater Brisbane on 612AM to an audience of 260,000 listeners each week.

    ABC Radio Brisbane to broadcast Weekends with Kate O’Toole from the City of Science festival on the Saturday – between 8.00am and 11.00am. We will also conduct tours of our ABC Radio Broadcast Truck – showing people how live radio is made.

  • Blood Donation Puzzle - Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

    We’re Lifeblood, and we’re here to help donors give life — and recipients get it. We work together, across the nation, with donors, communities and health providers. Our purpose? Life-giving donations for life-changing outcomes.

    We have developed a puzzle for all ages and abilities to teach individuals about how blood donation works. The puzzles demonstrate interactively how one blood donation can be processed into red cells, plasma and platelets.

  • Science Activity Stall - Mad About Science

    Mad About Science is an educational and engaging science incursion company (offering teacher PD, workshops, parties, and shows) for ELC, Primary, Secondary age-ranges.

    Come check our their booth, engage with the products and learn about incursion and party opportunities.