From the infinite expanse of space to Earth’s remarkable biodiversity, the boundless potential of human creativity to the depths of transformative technology, World Science Festival Brisbane is a tribute to the relentless spirit of scientific inquiry.
Proudly hosted by Queensland Museum, this year’s festival honours our Thinkers and Dreamers—an ode to exploration and creativity. The festival captivates minds of all ages, offering a deep appreciation for the impact of science across diverse domains, including First Nations knowledge, the wonders of the natural world, and the cosmic wonders above.
The industry-leading School Program runs from Wed 20 to Fri 22 and is grounded in the national curriculum and supported a culture of lifelong learning.
World Science Festival Brisbane Brian Greene: Beyond the Stars20 Mar 2024, 7:30pmPlayhouse, QPAC
Join us on a multimedia journey across the cosmos with physicist and bestselling author Brian Greene.
World Science Festival Brisbane Decoding Thought21 Mar 2024, 7:30pmPlayhouse, QPAC
A panel of experts take a journey through the frontiers of AI technology and shed light on the ethical, legal and technical dilemmas.
World Science Festival Brisbane Cultivating the Future of Food21 Mar 2024, 6pmCremorne Theatre, QPAC
With an ever-changing climate affecting food production worldwide, how will Indigenous Knowledges here be pinnacle to what we eat in the future?
World Science Festival Brisbane Life On Mars22 Mar 2024, 7:30pmPlayhouse, QPAC
Prepare for an exhilarating journey to the once-unfathomable realm of Mars, where pioneering discoveries are rapidly unravelling its secrets.
World Science Festival Brisbane Mysteries from the Museum22 Mar 2024, 6pmCremorne Theatre, QPAC
A fragment of rock, a scribbled scrap of paper, a headless bird. Hear how each of these artefacts set off a mazey trial of intrigue and discovery.
World Science Festival Brisbane Dr Karl’s Great Moments in Science23 Mar 2024, 5pmPlayhouse, QPAC
For one night only, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki presents unbelievable insights into the Great Moments in Science.
World Science Festival Brisbane Leigh Sales AM and Annabel Crabb: An Afternoon of Science23 Mar 2024, 4:30pmConcert Hall, QPAC
Celebrate curiosity, innovation, and the sheer joy of scientific discovery.
World Science Festival Brisbane Night of the Nerds23 Mar 2024, 8pmConcert Hall, QPAC
Two all-star teams of scientists, tech heads and funny people face off in a series of challenges.
World Science Festival Brisbane Space Rocks to Moon Rocks23 Mar 2024, 11:30amPlayhouse, QPAC
Top scientists join Brian Greene to unravel the story of our cosmic neighborhood and gain an understanding of how the solar system came into existence.
World Science Festival Brisbane Biotech: Transforming the Future of Medicine23 Mar 2024, 10amCremorne Theatre, QPAC
Explore the biology, technology and medicine making significant changes to healthcare, sustainability and more.
World Science Festival Brisbane Dream On: The Waste and Climate War23 Mar 2024, 1:30pmCremorne Theatre, QPAC
Planet advocate and environmental provocateur, Craig Reucassel plunges into Australia's waste and climate crisis.
World Science Festival Brisbane All in the Mind: Animal Consciousness24 Mar 2024, 10:30amCremorne Theatre, QPAC
Join ABC Radio National award-winning podcaster and journalist Sana Qadar and a panel of experts for a live presentation of the popular podcast, All in the Mind.
World Science Festival Brisbane The Deep Dark Ocean: Exploring the Abyss24 Mar 2024, 1:30pmCremorne Theatre, QPAC
An exhilarating deep-sea expedition as we journey to the darkest, most enigmatic parts of the oceans and the astonishing life forms who call it home.
World Science Festival School Program The Invisible Universe20 MarPlayhouse, QPAC
Experience a cosmic demonstration and discover astronomers’ exploration of dark regions of the universe.
World Science Festival School Program Epic Science Adventures20 MarCremorne Theatre, QPAC
Students will learn there’s no limit to where they might go and what they can do!
World Science Festival School Program Fossils! Queensland’s Quirkiest Creatures21 MarPlayhouse, QPAC
Explore thrilling stories about the animals that once roamed our planet.
World Science Festival School Program Maths, Music & Sum Songs21 MarCremorne Theatre, QPAC
A musically inspired maths party that strings together merry numerical melodies.
World Science Festival School Program Dr Graham’s Blow-Up Science22 MarCremorne Theatre, QPAC
Dr Graham explodes his way through the chemistry and physics of things that go bubble, boom, zoom and bang!
World Science Festival School Program Future Careers with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki22 MarPlayhouse, QPAC
Dr Karl discusses future careers across the many STEM pathways.