World Science Festival Brisbane includes dedicated educational programs that underpin Queensland Museum Network’s commitment to support and foster STEM-literacy, and inspire a love of science by showcasing the diverse career opportunities afforded by studying these subjects.


World Science Festival Brisbane’s School Program will be held from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 March 2022. The events will create important opportunities for young minds to engage with STEM outside the formal classroom environment, and have been scheduled specifically to allow students to attend.


Download the 2022 School Program brochure and then visit 2022 School Program to book into your preferred sessions


We have also recorded many of the 2021 sessions so you and your students can access this information all year round! #weheartscience


May 12, 2021 • 43mins

Light and the Solar System (Physics)

Participants: Tamara Davis and Tegan Taylor

Come on a journey through space and time with astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis. Learn about the Sun, planets, and all the other objects that make up our solar system, and find out where we fit into the universe.

May 12, 2021 • 59mins

The Language of The Universe (Physics)

Participants: Tamara Davis, Ben Powell and Bernie Hobbs

Join us for a journey through space and time as we explore physics from the very big (colliding galaxies and supermassive black holes) through to the very small (lasers and the coldest temperatures in the universe).

May 12, 2021 • 56mins

Pandemic – The Race for a Cure (High School)

Participants: Larisa Labzin, Paul Young and Tegan Taylor

Global pandemics are not new to us. How have we overcome pandemics in the past and why is it so hard to make a vaccine?

May 12, 2021 • 41mins

Pandemic – The Race for a Cure (Primary School)

Participants: Larisa Labzin, Paul Young, Tegan Taylor and Kirsty Short

Learn why washing your hands and wearing a mask are the best defense you have against microscopic viruses. Best of all, you get to hear from the very scientists fighting the war against COVID-19.

May 12, 2021 • 59mins

Science of Change, Life and Explosions (Chemistry)

Participants: Bernie Hobbs, Nathan Boase and Charlotte Petit

See leading chemists explore all the ways atoms and molecules interact, and learn why DNA looks like a spring, why bombs explode? and more.

May 12, 2021 • 1hr 3mins

The Circle of Life (Biology)

Participants: Bernie Hobbs, Andrew Smith, Sally Wasef and Julien Louys

Join three of the world’s leading biologists for a journey from the most basic forms of life in the universe and see how through the circle of life they are connected to the most complex example of life ever known – you!

May 12, 2021 • 58mins

Pioneers in Science

Participants: Brian Schmidt, Tamara Davis and Josh Calcino

The careers of these three inspiring scientists are intertwined and their passion for innovation is at the heart and soul of scientific advancement. This event is a unique opportunity to hear stories of discovery from three generations of Pioneers in Science.

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