World Science Festival Queensland returned to Toowoomba’s Cobb+Co Museum last weekend with another spectacular science extravaganza. The free action-packed program for the whole family included a range of science activities from launching rockets, outer space VR experiences, mind-blowing live experiments, slime making, and live shows and displays by some of Australia’s most renowned scientists and experts.

The Kids Variety Hour Show included an explosive science show with Big Bang Education, a live animal show with Geckoes Wildlife, followed by a virtual appearance from Australia’s favourite science communicator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki who will answer all your science questions, be they chemical, physical, technological, astrophysical or astronomical.

Some of the activities on offer included STEM Punks Innovation Sports, BOP Industries Future of Sport workshops, The Kids Variety Hour Show, OZGrav Blast Off to the Virtual Universe!, Professor Tech VR Experience by CQUniversity, Queensland State Archives Place Invaders, It’s Rocket Science Pop-up Rockets, Junior Engineers Coding with Codemonkey, IntegratedSTEM 3D printing, scanning, robotics and more, SparkLab Ignite your imagination and Zip To It!, Getting hands on with spiders with Dr Robert Raven, Photography with Gary Cranitch, Museum Taxidermy with Todd Knight, Curious Crustaceans with Dr Marissa McNamara and Jeff Johnston, Geosciences Showcase with Kristen Spring and Joanne Wilkinson, The Wonderful World of Snails with Dr John and Lorelle Stanisic, Project DIG Brings Dinosaurs to Life with AR, and Meet Webster the Spider Puppet.

The festival was held on Sunday 10 October, with no booking required.

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