World Science Festival Brisbane and Curiocity Brisbane 2022 - Update

Due to  flooding events in Brisbane throughout March, it was with great sadness that we announced the cancellation of all in-person World Science Festival Brisbane events, but were delighted to offer a rich virtual program of events and activities. 

In some good news, Queensland Museum Network and our partners are committed to bringing the wonder of live World Science Festival events to our audiences.

Curiocity Brisbane will now transform Brisbane’s cultural precinct from 24 June until 10 July, and a very special Night of the Nerds will thrill audiences at Brisbane Powerhouse on 2 June. 

We hope you can join us at these two very special World Science Festival Brisbane events.

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Getting to Queensland Museum

The following information is to assist you in getting to and from Queensland Museum and the Cultural Precinct. Should you require information on travelling on public transport to and from others venues call TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit TransLink.

  • Bus

    If catching a bus to Queensland Museum the closest bus stop is Cultural Centre Busway Station. For more information on travelling via bus call TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit TransLink.

  • Train

    If catching a train to Queensland Museum the closest station is South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC on Grey Street. For more information on travelling via train call TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit TransLink.

  • City Cat/Ferry

    If travelling to Queensland Museum via citycat or ferry the closest terminal is South Bank Ferry Terminal in South Bank Parklands. For more information on travelling via citycat/ferry call TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit TransLink.

  • Road closures

    Please note: Victoria Bridge is permanently closed to general traffic to facilitate both the Brisbane Metro project and CityLink Cycleway trial. For more information visit Brisbane City Council.

  • Taxi/Ride Share

    Taxi/ride share set-down and pick-up areas are on either the Grey Street side of QPAC or Stanley Place outside of State Library of Queensland.

  • Parking

    Car parking is available throughout the Cultural Precinct at:

    • Riverside Carpark, QPAC: enter from Stanley Street
    • Art Gallery/Museum Carpark: enter from Stanley Place
    • State Library of Queensland Carpark: enter from Stanley Place
    • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre: enter from Merivale Street or Grey Street
    • South Bank Parklands Carpark: enter from Little Stanley Street.

    Please note, Victoria Bridge is now closed to cars. For museum car parking –  access in and out of the Cultural Centre car park will now only be via Stanley Place and then via the Culture Centre tunnel to the car parks.

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Get Tickets

This website is the only authorised channel to sell World Science Festival Brisbane tickets – you are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to avoid queues. To purchase tickets, check out the School Program and follow the prompts to our ticketing providers. Read the terms and conditions.

  • QTIX Ticket Sales

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for World Science Festival Brisbane.

    Phone: 136 246

    +61 7 3842 9505 AEST (Outside Australia)
    Email: [email protected]

  • Refunds

    If you have purchased a ticket to a cancelled in-person event, all refunds will be processed automatically by our ticketing partner QTIX, you do not need to contact them. 

    The QTIX Call Centre is currently closed due to flooding, please rest assured your tickets will be refunded as soon as possible.

    Delays may be expected and we ask for your patience as QTIX process a large number of refunds over the coming days and weeks.  

  • Box Office details

    Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Box Office
    Level M
    Corner Grey & Melbourne Streets
    South Brisbane Qld 4101
    9am–8.30pm Monday to Saturday (AEST)

    Please note the Box Office is open two hours prior to a scheduled performance on Sundays.

    Queensland Museum Box Office
    Level 2
    Corner Grey & Melbourne Streets
    South Brisbane Qld 4101
    9.30am – 4pm, Monday to Sunday (AEST)

  • The Safest Way to Buy

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for World Science Festival Brisbane.

    Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. For more information, visit the QTIX page on The Facts About Purchasing Tickets Online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? Find out the most frequently asked questions here. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered, contact our friendly team.

  • What are the dates of World Science Festival Brisbane 2022?

    Brisbane will transform into the City of Science with interactive art and science installations, engaging conversations with leading scientists and experts, and a curated program of free and ticketed events over five days. 

    Brisbane
    24 June – 10 July 2022 

    World Science Festival Queensland 

    Townsville
    13 – 14 May 2022
    School Holiday Program: June/July 2022 

    Gladstone
    17 – 18 June 2022 

    Chinchilla
    22 – 23 July 2022 

    Ipswich
    9 – 10 September 2022
    School Holiday Program: September 2022 

    Toowoomba
    9 – 10 October 2022
    School Holiday Program: April 2022 

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  • What date will the 2023 WSFB program be announced?

    Dates for the 2023 World Science Festival Brisbane are yet to be announced.

    Stay up to date with the latest news, program announcements and more by subscribing to our e-newsletter like us on Facebook, and Instagram, and follow us on Twitter for updates.

  • Where can I get a WSFB program?

    Printed programs will be available at many major information centres and libraries around Brisbane following the program announcement. You will also be able to download a PDF of the program from our website.

  • Is WSFB free?

    Each year WSFB programs a diverse range of events and activities ensuring there is something for everyone – this includes some paid events and many free activities!

  • Can I volunteer for WSFB?

    Each year volunteers are integral to the success of WSFB. Subscribe to the WSFB e-newsletter at the bottom of this page to be the first to know about future volunteering opportunities.

  • I’d like to become a partner of WSFB

    Like any complex chemical compound, the World Science Festival Brisbane is a carefully curated combination of elements. Partnerships feature predominantly in these equations.

    We are serious about partnerships and dedicated to developing genuine relationships based on shared vision, clearly articulated outcomes and a measurable, mutually rewarding impact in STEM.

    If you want to take a leadership role in STEM engagement, please contact our Partnerships Manager Julie Toussaint via email at [email protected].

  • For more information

    For more information please call 07 3153 7816 or send us an email via [email protected].

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