This year more festival content will be available online.

This means you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home, you can watch whenever it suits – and if you can’t travel to us, we’ll come to you! There will be podcasts, audio tours, pre-recorded conversations and more.


The full digital program is presented with BHP Foundation, the program includes the following:

Pre-recorded Conversations

World Science Festival Brisbane has been working with Griffith Film School’s LiveLab to pre-record some of our most interesting conversations.

Why do we need robots to fight the fires?
Why is tripping trending in medicine again?
Why can’t I own a piece of the moon?

We’ll explore these questions and more at five pre-recorded conversations!


Live Streamed Conversations

This year we are live streaming several of our conversations. You can attend an event in person at QPAC, or if you would prefer (or if you can’t travel to us) we are live streaming events straight to you!

Why is it so hard to switch to clean energy?
Why trust a scientist?
Why is SKA set to rock the universe?

We’ll explore these questions and more – tickets on sale now.


5 with 5 Podcasts

Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads that lead to a chance encounter? What if that moment leads to an amazing discovery?

In this WSFB podcast, Dr Rob Bell takes 5 minutes with 5 fascinating experts and discovers their ‘sliding doors’ moment. Presented with Folklore Studio.

Cool Jobs

Come behind the scenes in a series of short films of experts who use science to do some of the coolest jobs on the planet.

They’ll share their exciting journey, and explain how following their dreams has led them to the most amazing jobs in the world.

Self-guided Audio Tours

Experience Brisbane through immersive self-guided audio trails.

Take an audible adventure through local histories, soundscapes and interviews with experts. Presented with Folklore Studio.

The Hatchery Live Stream

Our baby Loggerhead turtles hatching and taking their first swim in saltwater tanks are a festival favourite each year.

Unfortunately, there are always a limited number of tickets, and this year is no exception. We are adhering to social distancing and visitor numbers have been reduced – so tickets are limited.

BUT we are live streaming the turtles 24 hours a day over the festival! Live streamed from 24 to 28 March with support from AARNET.

COVID-19 Safety

The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers to WSFB and Queensland Museum is our priority.


Learn more about our COVID-19 safety plan.


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Check out our most frequently asked questions here, and get in contact if needed!

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