Young girl in school uniform patting bird figurine

World Science Festival Queensland Townsville

23 — 24 June 2023

Student Day

Multiple sessions, 9:30am – 2:15pm, Friday 23 June 2023

Community Day
9:30am – 3pm, Saturday 24 June 2023

Recommended for all ages.

Queensland Museum Tropics

All events are free. Bookings are essential for schools and groups.


World Science Festival Queensland returns to Townsville from 23 – 24 June 2023 bringing explosive science.

Come join the celebration from 9:30am – 3pm as Queensland Museum Tropics  once again becomes a STEM playground offering a smorgasbord of free immersive and family-friendly events and activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Each year, World Science Festival Queensland travels to five regional locations across Queensland. World Science Festival Queensland brings science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and schools!

Visit as a school

WSFQ Townsville Student Day returns in 2023 and is designed to engage students in stimulating and inspiring experiences that showcase careers in STEM, including discussions with scientists, hands-on activities and exciting science shows.

Students will explore STEM through self-led exploration, giving them access to hands-on science activities, real life scientists and fascinating displays. The day will also include pop-up science shows and inspiring talks from STEM Professionals showcasing STEM careers and career pathways.

Schools can choose from three free sessions held at Queensland Museum Tropics:

Session 1: Primary school
Superfun science show: 9:30am – 10:15am
Museum-wide science activities: 10:15am – 11:15am

Session 2: Primary school
Superfun science show: 11am – 11:45am
Museum-wide science activities: 11:45am – 12:45pm

Session 3: Mixed grades with high school focus
Superfun science show: 12:30pm – 1:15pm
Museum-wide science activities: 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Ignite your students’ love for STEM and make your school group booking today, spaces are limited.

WSFQ 2022: Townsville highlights

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