Space cowboy joins the Games

Drone simulations, Big Science shows, wildlife demonstrations, skate science and more! The Innovation Games at GIANTS Stadium is a free, science-based family fun day full of sporting, science and technology action to celebrate National Science Week. A highlight is the Space Cowboy’s Stranger than Fiction, a hilariously entertaining, educational and daring science stunt show not to be missed.

Held at the town centre of Sydney Olympic Park, the Innovation Games will bring science to sports fans attending the GWS GIANTS AFL game at GIANTS Stadium on Sunday 18 August.

Can you kick the physics out of a footy? How fast can you run in a sprint test? And how much energy can you generate on a skate ramp? 

Activities include drone simulations, DNA extractions, the opportunity to meet Australian wildlife up close, skate and scooter physics, and plenty more hands-on science. Don’t forget to BYO-device for an augmented reality treasure hunt.

Head to the stage throughout the day for shows such as Fizzics Education’s Big Science Show, The Periodic Table of Sport from Dr Alice Motion and The Space Cowboy. Chayne Hultgren’s Stranger than Fiction will present experiments that push mind, body and science to the limit. Experience a high speed lesson in reaction time, blindfolded arrow-catching, demonstrations of mind-control through neuroscience and an assessment of the conductivity of human skin with high voltage electricity.

Activities and shows throughout the day include:

  • GWS GIANTS sports and fitness
  • The Space Cowboy, Chayne Hultgren at 12pm and 2:30pm
  • Australian Wildlife Displays and Shows
  • Periodic Table of Sport show
  • Augmented Reality experiences with Sydney Olympic Park
  • Hands-on science with Fizzics Education
  • One Giant Leap drone simulations
  • BMX Bike Demonstrations and bike track
  • iGEM team from University of Sydney exploring DNA
  • The Australian Museum
  • Virtual Reality Gaming

The Innovation Games is supported by Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week.