Sydney Science Trail

Sydney Science Trail returns for a second year in National Science Week from 13 to 22 August, presented by the Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The week-long program, exploring the theme Food: Different by Design, will celebrate food, science and sustainability through a wide range of activities in person and online.

Sydney Science Trail: Live will be presented live across two exciting days at the Australian Museum on Sunday 15 August and Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney on Saturday 21 August. At these free all-ages events you will be able to meet scientists and learn about their research, as well as participate in exciting hands-on activities that are suitable for all members of the family. 

Sydney Science Trail: Online will include new activities and content that has been developed in collaboration with dozens of event partners, presenters and volunteers. There will be experiences for all ages including video games, virtual lab tours, live streamed conversations and science you can do outdoors and in the kitchen. 

© Simone Cottrell, The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.

For students, Sydney Science Trail: Education is a week-long virtual festival of science and science careers featuring panel discussions and interactive workshops and demonstrations for primary and secondary students.

Hear all about what life as a scientist is like in the A Day in the Life panel events or help educators design and build a rainwater harvesting system in sustainability superheroes, and much more. 

A partnership between the Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney with participation from dozens of scientists from universities and research institutions, Sydney Science Trail is supported by Inspiring Australia NSW as part of National Science Week.