After Dark: Science Fusion

Science, eats, beats, and drinks - see what happens at the Museum after dark

Friday 18 August 2017, 5:30pm - 9:00pm



Celebrate National Science Week with a night time adventure at the Museum. Join us for live music, food, drinks and an array of science innovations to inspire your inner chic geek. Explore the Museum to see what innovations science has to offer, including hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows. You will have the opportunity to hear from the science experts, experiment with technology, kick back to live music, indulge your tastebuds and see the Museum like never before. 


Have you ever wanted to be in a hologram, floating in mid-air? Ever wanted to build your own virtual assistant? Ever wanted to see a battle bot in battle? How about watch a 'live' Taxidermy display? Have you seen a 3D printer in action? Immerse yourself in science innovation and experience the technology of the future.   


Event Line Up:

Robot Wars

See a battle bot built, learn about their design, mechanics and metal work, and see them battle! Presented by Ipswich Robotics Sports Group.

Science Shows

There will be highly entertaining, engaging and educational demonstrations where you can do some science for yourself. You may even find yourself inside a bubble!

Hologram and Augmented Reality Workshops

Channel your inner Obi-Wan and create a hologram. Set up your own virtual assistant using augmented reality. Presented by BOP Industries.

Ask an Expert: Dr Joel Gilmore, Physicist and Science Communicator

Do you have a burning question of science? How did we detect gravity waves? Why does caffeine keep us awake? Now's your chance to ask.

Ask an Expert: Dr Marissa McNamara, Parasitologist Queensland Museum

Meet a parasite expert! View real-life parasite specimens and see detailed images of real parasites.

More to be announced soon.

Ticket price: $15 (all ages event, bookings essential)




This program is run with support from Inspiring Australia for National Science Week.


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Event Details

18 August 2017, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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