Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane’s The Nucleus
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware (and very excited) that World Science Festival Brisbane is returning to Queensland Museum from March 24–28 for five days of experimental magic. Just a short stroll from the museum is where curious minds will come across The Nucleus, a lounge-room-meets-laboratory that will be full to the brim with brain-tingling happenings. Here’s a closer look into some of the weird and wonderful events that will be popping up inside the festival’s designated hang-out spot …
For the unversed, a nucleus is a central part where other parts come to gather – and The Nucleus at World Science Festival Brisbane is exactly that. Between Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum is where event-goers will discover this mecca of wisdom and wonder, which is jam-packed with a variety of diverse and super-fun events. On Thursday March 25, collect some fun facts from the creative minds bringing sustainability to art and design or learn about how art melds with science at the thought-provoking Creative Collision session. Lovers of hip-hop can tune into a free beatboxing gig courtesy of Beauty and The Beats on Friday March 26 before settling in for an evening filled with trivia, comedy and mind-boggling science simulations at A Lighter Side of Science.
Continue to devour brain-teasers at the Science (in) Fiction event on Saturday March 27 or watch some professionals use dry ice to put your primary-school science experiments to shame at The Big Bang Science Show. On Sunday March 28, meet Dr Niraj Lal, the scientist, author and occasional TV star who created Henry the Flying Emu, throw some balls and learn the science behind juggling or go behind the booze at the sudsy Science of Beer event. Throughout the festival The Nucleus will be hosting a bunch of live gigs and will also have an on-site bar slinging sips for thirsty folk. The bonus? All events happening inside The Nucleus are free and require no bookings. Just turn up with your mates and prepare to enter a wondrous world of play.
The Weekend Edition is an official partner of World Science Festival Brisbane. Expect to see a lot more weird and wonderful events and fun facts popping up on our website from March 24–28.