Sydney Science Trail online

Sydney Science Trail returns to celebrate National Science Week online from 13 August – 13 September 2021. Presented by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Australian Museum with support from Inspiring Australia NSW, the virtual program explores the theme of Food: Different by Design.

Celebrate food, science, and sustainability through a wide range of online activities with new content developed in collaboration with numerous event partners, presenters, and volunteers. The Trail’s packed schedule of live events will appeal to audiences of all ages.

Included in this year’s program are science-themed video games, virtual lab tours, live streamed conversations and science you can do outdoors and in the kitchen.

The live program will feature gaming days on Twitch, exploring where the world’s cakes have disappeared to and how to keep Quokka ecosystems stable, whether the science presented in movies is backed up by real research, how scientists are using their skills to solve crimes in detective botany and wildlife forensics, and much more. 

Browse the Sydney Science Trail online program

Sydney Science Trail: Education

Due to the continuing Covid-19 restrictions, Sydney Science Trail is unable to deliver in-person excursions for science week but that won’t stop kids from learning! Educators and students are invited to participate in a week long online series for National Science Week 2021.

The Sydney Science Trail: Education week-long, free science festival just for schools will feature live and on-demand activities, keynote talks by scientists, panel discussions and interactive workshops for both primary and high school students delivered through DART Learning.

About the Sydney Science Trail

Now in its second year, Sydney Science Trail is a partnership of the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, supported by funding from ANSTO, Inspiring Australia NSW as part of National Science Week, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University and City of Sydney.

Sydney Science Trail is proudly supported by ABC Radio Sydney and the NSW Government Department of Education – DART Connections. We also acknowledge the participation from Sydney’s science community.