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National Science Week

Explore Underwater Science With Us

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    Saturday 15 August - Sunday 23 August

    National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology for all ages. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.


    Be an Underwater Hero
    Be an Underwater Hero

    Thursday 20 August
    6.30 - 10.00pm

    Come to the museum for a FREE night of pop-up discussions with:

    • Lloyd Godson – an underwater pioneer, marine scientist, avid science communicator, aquanaut, Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year and Guinness World Record holder for the most electricity generated by pedalling underwater.
    • Laura Wells – a model, environmental scientist and eco warrior who co-founded Ocean Ambassadors Australia and is the face of the campaign ‘It’s Your Reef’ for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
    • Dr Adriana Vergés - a marine scientist and senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales and the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences working on the impacts of climate change and the tropicalisation of our temperate reefs.
    • John Rumney – conservationist and founder of the adventure dive and scientific research vessel Undersea Explorer. John has belonged to many different conservation projects and councils, consulted for Climate Change panels, and worked alongside and featured in many environmental TV programs and documentaries.

    Join our MC Grace Liley, State Co-coordinator for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and explore our relationship with the Great Barrier Reef and the oceans by starting a conversation with one of the scientists, explorers, researchers and advocates roaming around our ‘underwater coral’ space.

    This is your opportunity to hang out with people who are actively making a difference to our marine environments through science, conservation and education. Find out how you can contribute to the future of our underwater worlds.

    Age: 18+

    Refreshments: Cash bar on site.

    Price: FREE - register below. See our Plan Your Visit page for everything you need to know about getting here.

    More information: please contact us via email events@anmm.gov.au.


    Meet an Underwater Sea Survivor

    Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 August
    10am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3pm (times may vary)

    Meet underwater adventurer Lloyd Godson and check out the 'prototype underwater Habitat' that he will soon be living in.

    Lloyd is an international aquanaut, underwater pioneer and scientist, who has been Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year and winner of the Australian Geographic “Live your dream” Wildest Adventure competition.

    Lloyd will be stationed at the museum for Science Week where he will be talking to museum visitors, streaming live from the Habitat and encouraging people to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.

    Come down to the museum and ask Lloyd what it’s like to live underwater.

    Age: all ages.

    Price: FREE. See our Plan Your Visit page for everything you need to know about a trip to the museum.

    If you'd like to enter the museum while you're here, buy a Big Ticket when you arrive (see our Admissions page for prices) for best value.

    More information: please contact us via email events@anmm.gov.au.


    Learn to be an Underwater ROV Explorer

    Saturday 22 -  Sunday 23 August
    10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3pm (times may vary)

    See how an underwater ROV gets built and then test it out.

    Check out the underwater robotics workshop on Saturday where you can see robotics expert and diver Neill Wainwright build remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for underwater exploration and scientific research.

    Then on Sunday, try your hand at driving the ROV through an obstacle course designed by the Young Scientists of Australia.

    Age: all ages.

    Price: FREE. See our Plan Your Visit page for everything you need to know about a trip to the museum.

    If you'd like to enter the museum while you're here, buy a Big Ticket when you arrive (see our Admissions page for prices) for best value. 

    More information: please contact us via email events@anmm.gov.au.


    Kids events

    A young boy and girl in dressed up in diver helmets
    Mini Mariners: Aquanaut Adventurers

    Tuesday 18 August, 10am & 11am

    Explore the world of submarine adventurers and creatures that live under the sea!  Dance through the galleries, sing songs, and enjoy storytime. Experiment with special science activities, make your own explorer goggles or painted submarine to take home. Book now


    3 kids in sea creature dressups
    Kids On Deck: Splendiferous Submarine

    Sunday 23 August, 10am & 11am

    Peer up periscopes, play, create and discover at Kids on deck with art making, interactive games, science experiments and dress ups! Be inspired by inventive, amazing and splendiferous submarines and deep-sea worlds. More info


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