Open Your Mind with World Science Festival Brisbane 2023

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Programming for World Science Festival Brisbane has been announced with an out of this world line up overflowing with science, art, culture and family fun.

From 22 March to 2 April 2023, World Science Festival Brisbane will make a triumphant return with more than 130 events and activities on offer that will inspire, delight and entertain. Curiocity Brisbane will once again run as a key pillar of World Science Festival Brisbane, showcasing 14 inspirational artworks across South Bank.

Science, technology and art collide with interactive art and science installations, engaging discussions with leading scientists and experts, and an expansive program of free and ticketed events.

With crowd favourites and new programs to inspire and create change, World Science Festival Brisbane offers something for everyone.


Festival highlights

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite offerings to open your mind at this year’s Festival:

Conversations with Professor Brian Greene
Playhouse, QPAC

Returning to Australia for the first time since 2019, World Science Festival co-founder and renowned physicist Professor Brian Greene will headline four key conversations including The Golden Age of Space Exploration on opening night, Memory: The Hidden Pathways That Make Us Human, Rewriting the Story of Humankind and The Unfolding Cosmos: Revelations from the James Webb Space Telescope.


Night of the Nerds
Playhouse, QPAC

Following sold-out shows in 2022, Night of the Nerds will return with quizmaster Mark Humphries alongside team captains comedian Dan Ilic and science communicator extraordinaire Angharad Yeo vying for victory.


A Rational Fear – Live!

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Winner of Australia’s Best Comedy Podcast, A Rational Fear is recording a special World Science Festival episode about the beginning of the end of the world. Laugh in the face of the scariest things facing our planet like climate change, superbugs and how Brisbane will be the capital of the world after a nuclear war.


Erth’s Prehistoric Picnic

South Bank Piazza 

Sparking wonder in visitors of all ages, Erth’s Prehistoric Picnic sends audiences to the wilderness of a distant era. All you have to do is pack a picnic, practice your dino-voice and prepare to get very close to an amazing array of prehistoric creatures—from baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet!


Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium will take a dive into the Great Barrier Reef with a showing of CORAL: Rekindling Venus from award-winning filmmaker Lynette Wallworth.


Curiocity Brisbane

Various locations

Set against the backdrop of provocative artistic installations, Curiocity Brisbane extents the art-science dialogue with an exciting program of intriguing events, workshops and tours.


For the full program visit our events page. Open your mind at World Science Festival Brisbane.


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