Get outdoors with Science in the Swamp and Science in the Scrub

Sydney’s longest running outdoor science festival, Science in the Swamp, is back and is better than ever, after a two-year break due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Science in the Swamp organisers, Greater Sydney Parklands, are also thrilled to announce the launch of Science in the Scrub – another free, family fun day in Western Sydney Parklands for the National Science Week calendar.

Local scientists, experts and community groups will bring more then 25 science themed stalls, activities and shows to both events – with an emphasis on entertainment, exploration and hands-on learning.

There is something for everyone at Science in the Swamp and Science in the Scrub including live animal displays, a liquid nitrogen show, giant bubbles and bush food activities.

Manager of Education and Community Programs, Christian Eckardt, is excited to welcome science-loving families back to the Parklands to visit stalls from a range of organisations including Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, the Australian Maritime Museum, Australian Geological Society, Wild Food Store, Sydney Water and the Frog and Tadpole Study Group.

“Both events will have stage shows running all day to complement the science stalls, demonstrations, displays and food vans on offer,” Mr Eckardt said.

“Children can meet Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in their natural environment, roar at the life-size roving dinosaur, dipnet for pond creatures, make a survival shelter or investigate marine life at the pop-up ocean lab.”

Science in the Scrub

Date: 14 August 2022
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Amphitheatre, Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands

Science in the Swamp

Date: 21 August 2022
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Dickens’ Lawn, Loch Avenue South, Centennial Park

From Swamp to Scrub

Ahead of a visit to the Parklands, you can also explore science digitally with Swamp to Scrub, an interactive, science-packed journey with nine science activities, including adventures to complete on screen and away from the computer.

Science in the Swamp and Science in the Scrub are supported by Inspiring Australia for National Science Week.