World Science Festival Brisbane signage on the exterior of Queensland Museum

History of World Science Festival Brisbane

"To create a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future."
 – World Science Festival Mission

Since 2016, Queensland Museum has presented World Science Festival Brisbane – the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere outside of New York, attracting more than 1 million attendances since its inception.

World Science Festival Brisbane is delivered annually, taking science to the streets, parks, museum, galleries and performing arts venues of Brisbane, attracting over one million visitors since its inception.

World Science Festival Brisbane has become part of Queensland Museum’s identity, reinforcing the museum’s position as a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and engagement.

Since 2019, Curiocity Brisbane  has been integrated with World Science Festival Brisbane, engaging audiences with dynamic public art, conversations, tours and workshops that explore the connectedness of art, science, and technology.

Each year the festival is delivered to regional Queensland throughout the calendar year under the banner of World Science Festival Queensland, travelling to Chinchilla, Gladstone, Ipswich, Townsville, and Toowoomba.

Visit the festival website to see the full program of events. 

Highlights since 2016

  • More than 1 million attendances.
  • Economic benefit of $39M to the Queensland Economy.
  • $112M in media AST and 5.89B in cumulative audience reach.


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