The Festival celebrates and explores science through an extensive programme hosted in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Since the inaugural festival in 1998, the festival has engaged over 250,000 participants across Aotearoa, New Zealand, celebrating all areas of science, from the mysterious outer limits of the universe to the marvelous inner workings of robotics, with all the weird, wacky, weighty and wonderful stuff in between. The festival features guests from wider New Zealand and abroad alongside amazing local talent, transforming Dunedin into a city alive with science.

This year's free and family-friendly Festival Hub will be located in the Tūhura Otago Museum's HD Skinner Annex. Stop by daily during the festival for a rotating selection of interactive hands-on science! There will be some workshops going on upstairs and a handful of other events at venues around town.

Some of the exciting events are listed below but for a full list visit, go to:

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