Indigenous science family fun

The Indigenous Science Experience Family Science Fun Day on Sunday 19 August from 10 am – 3 pm is a free, community event. It celebrates Indigenous and Western science and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our everyday lives.

All welcome to attend this popular event at Redfern Community Centre that is presented as part of the Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week.

The Family Science Fun Day offers a wide range of hands-on, interactive science activities accessible to all ages and presented by Indigenous scientists, Elders and youth as well as science academics/researchers, community groups, government departments and science outreach providers.

Activities will include: Yarning with Elders on bush foods and medicines, Indigenous astronomy, 3D printing workshops, maths puzzles, neural knitting, making traditional Aboriginal tools, chemistry and physics activities, and much more!

See last year’s event highlights in this video:

The Family Science Fun Day will feature secondary student leaders from regional areas (northern NSW and Riverina) who are taking part in the National Indigenous Science Education Program. They will be available to demonstrate a range of science activities to you.

The event will begin with a smoking ceremony and official welcome ceremony (10 am). There will also be the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts, crafts and food from stalls, with lunch options being provided.

This event is presented by the National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University, and hosted by Redfern Community Centre. It would not be possible without the support of Inspiring Australia and the City of Sydney.

Come along to get hands-on with a diverse array of interactive, engaging science activities. Everyone is welcome at this free event! Bookings are not required.

Guest post by Associate Professor Joanne Jamie. For more information visit and