After Dark: Science Fusion

Eats, beats, and drinks - see what really happens at the Museum after dark

Friday 11 August 2017, 5:30pm - 9:00pm


Celebrate National Science Week with a night time adventure at the Museum. Join us for live music, food, drinks and an array of science innovations to inspire your inner chic geek.

Explore the Museum to see what innovations science has to offer, including hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows. You will have the opportunity to hear from the science experts, experiment with technology, kick back to live music, indulge your tastebuds and see the Museum like never before.

Have you ever wanted to be in a hologram, floating in mid-air? Ever wanted to build your own virtual assistant? Ever wanted to see a battle bot in battle? How about watch a 'live' Taxidermy display? Have you seen a 3D printer in action? Immerse yourself in science innovation and experience the technology of the future. 

Event Line Up:

Robot Wars

See battle bot build demos, learn about their design, mechanics and metal work, and see them battle! Presented by Ipswich Robotics Sports Group.

3D Printing Demos

See 3D printing demonstrations throughout the night showcasing different models and materials. Presented by HS Ipswich Inc.

Hologram and Augmented Reality Workshops

Channel your inner Obi-Wan and create a hologram. Set up your own virtual assistant using augmented reality. Presented by BOP Industries.

Ask an Expert: Dr Joel Gilmore, Physicist and Science Communicator

Do you have a burning question of science? How did we detect gravity waves? Why does caffeine keep us awake? Now's your chance to ask.

Ask an Expert: Dr Marissa McNamara, Parasitologist Queensland Museum

Meet a parasite expert! View real-life parasite specimens and see detailed images of real parasites.

Ultrasound with Dr Kylie Baker, Emergency Physician at Ipswich General Hospital

Meet Dr Kylie Baker, an expert in lung ultrasound research. Talk to the expert or have a go at your own ultrasound.

More to be announced soon.


$15 (all ages event, bookings essential)



This program is run with support from Inspiring Australia for National Science Week.

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Event Details

11 August 2017, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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