Now in its fourth year, Sydney Science Festival is city-wide celebration of science that is produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and the Australian Museum in partnership with Inspiring Australia (NSW), as part of National Science Week. It will take place between 7–19 August, 2018.
The Festival aims to encourage an interest in science among the public, and provides opportunities to highlight Sydney’s scientific credentials and foster partnerships between the community, research organisations and industry. It brings together science organisations throughout Sydney and supports them in the production of diverse science-themed events for people across the community.
In 2017, the Festival attracted more than 70,000 people to 180 events, hosted by 60 program partners. Almost 600 scientists and researchers participated in the events city-wide. Promotion of Sydney Science Festival generated over $800,000 worth of media value, almost 150,000 twitter impressions, more than 7,000 Facebook likes and over 300,000 website views.
Sydney Science Festival’s events, venues and producers are diverse: research institutions, museums, universities, theatres, community groups, libraries, galleries, and businesses (both small and large). Venues have included Sydney Opera House, Mount Annan Botanic Gardens, Chatswood Library, Sydney Olympic Park, Marrickville Town Hall, Australian Technology Park and Parramatta Park.