Science in the Scrub 2023

Sunday 13 August 2023

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Join us on Sunday 13 August for Science in the Scrub - a FREE, family fun day out at Western Sydney Parklands!

Science in the Scrub is returning to Lizard Log for an exciting day jam-packed full of science, fun and discovery for the whole family.

Unearth your inner scientist with hands-on, family-friendly science experiments and captivating displays. Get up close with native animals, chase giant bubbles, touch the world’s biggest seed, learn bush survival skills or visit the pop-up ocean lab. Say hello to Ginger, the incredible life-sized roaming dinosaur!

Meet real life scientists including geologists, zoologists and marine biologists as you visit over 30 awe-inspiring stalls and activity stations. It’s free to attend with food trucks, picnic areas and live shows – guaranteed science fun for adults and children alike!


Activities | Entertainment | Food

Some highlights include:

  • Ask A.I. Science Show Can an artificial intelligence algorithm write a spectacular science show?
  • Amelie Ecology Bee Song Show - Explore the curious ecology of soil microorganisms, blue-banded bees.
  • John’s Reptile Awareness - Snake display and show including advice for staying safe around snakes.
  • Bugs About - Learn to love creepy crawlies at the live Bug Display
  • Australian Wildlife Display - Meet native furry, feathered and scaly friends at the Wildlife Display.
  • Australia National Maritime Museum - Science under the sea with a pop-up ocean lab.

Check out the full program here.

Lizard Log Amphitheatre


Science in the Scrub – Sunday 13 August 2023  

Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm   

Location: Lizard Log Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands

How to get there:

Parking at Lizard Log is limited, so we strongly recommend taking public transport to get to Science in the Scrub:

  • Bus 813 from Bonnyrigg to Fairfield, alighting at Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands (Stop 2176312), then walk 600m to destination


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Can't get enough of National Science Week?

Join us at Science in the Swamp at Centennial Park on Sunday 20 August.

 >>Learn more

This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week.


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