World Science Festival Brisbane 2020 cancelled
Queensland Museum Network is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID19) situation and the health and safety of our visitors, partners, staff and the wider community is our key priority.
These are unprecedented times, and following today’s advice from the Prime Minister on mass gatherings, Queensland Museum Network is cancelling World Science Festival Brisbane 2020 (25-29 March) and the remaining World Science Festival Queensland events in Gladstone, Toowoomba, Ipswich and Townsville in 2020.
Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said the cancellation was a precaution to help slow the spread of transmission of the virus.
“We are disappointed to cancel World Science Festival Brisbane, but the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and participants is paramount to us at Queensland Museum Network,” Dr Thompson said.
All paid tickets to World Science Festival Brisbane will be fully refunded via our ticketing partner QTIX.
Queensland Health should always be your first port of call for accurate, up to date information, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus
For more information and updates about World Science Festival Queensland events here.
Kylie Hay, Senior Media Officer, Queensland Museum M: 0434 565 852 or P:(07) 3842 9388
Christine Robertson, Senior Media Officer, Queensland Museum M: 0417 741 710 or P: (07) 3840 7789
World Science Festival Brisbane 2020 is presented by Queensland Museum with generous support from Queensland Government and Strategic Partners Tourism Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing Academic Partners Griffith University, QUT and The University of Queensland City of Science Partner BHP Foundation Media Partners Nine and ABC Principal Partners Queensland Performing Arts Centre and SEQ Water Community Partner QGC Shell Project Futures Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers Program Partners Australian Academy of Science, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, C&K Childcare and Kindergarten, Celestron, Inspiring Australia, QAGOMA, Queensland Ballet, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and State Library of Queensland Official Suppliers AARNet and The Mantra Group.