FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Offering science-based experiences from large-scale immersive encounters and audience-participation science performances to hands-on experiments and science busking.

Children’s Discovery offers tailored science-based experiences for corporate and family-friendly events including large-scale immersive encounters, science performances with audience participation, hands-on interactive experiments, and science busking.

We have attended numerous national and international science festivals, regional fairs, campus events, corporate family days, and shopping centre promotions.

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Children’s Discovery has run science-based experiences throughout Australia and beyond, including:

Townsville – Science Fair
Sydney – Science Festivals
Canberra – Australian Science Festivals
Wodonga – Children’s Fairs
Hobart – Festival of Bright Ideas

UAE – Abu Dhabi Science Festivals
UAE – Abu Dhabi Qasr Al Hosn
South Africa – Makhanda SciFests
New Zealand – Dunedin Science Festival

TABLE-TOP SCIENCE

A perfect option for festivals and family days where large numbers of people will be attending.

Our table-top science encounters can fit into just about any space, indoors or outdoors. They are suitable for any age group with supervision. Illustrated guides are provided for each experiment and qualified ‘explainers’ are optional.

Table-tops keep individuals or small groups entertained for between 1 and 10 minutes. There are over 25 to choose from, generally three or four experiments can be accommodated on a 1.8m trestle table.

 

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INTERACTIVE SCIENCE SHOWS

Audience members can sit back and be amazed, or volunteer to be part of the science fun at Children’s Discovery interactive science shows. Choose from quick 5-minute demonstrations or stage shows with a duration of up to 25 minutes (other options available).

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCES

Simulated house construction experiences where participants assume the roles of architects, interior designers, brick layers, plumbers, pavers and other construction professionals and tradespeople. Participants have a safety induction, and don hi-vis vests and hard hats before grabbing their tools and getting to work.

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ELECTRONICS WORKSHOPS

MadLab is a unique, hands-on electronics workshop for children and adults. Participants learn how to safely use a soldering iron as they assemble electronic components onto specially designed circuit boards. There are more than 50 kits ranging from simple flashing lights to a programmable robot.

MadLab exposes people of all ages to interactive electronics (we recommend a minimum age of 8 years).

CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION ZONES

Participants can sit down and create a science toy, for example a kaleidoscope, balancing bird or whirligig. The activities take from 5-15 minutes are a suitable for 3-year-olds and up.

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children enjoying simulated dig activity

DIG EXPERIENCES

Simulated archaeological dig experiences where visitors assume the role of scientists, archaeologists, or other specialist investigators to excavate, identify, and record objects (finds) from a dig site using authentic tools and equipment.

We can create a variety of back stories for the dig site from prehistoric foundries to early settlements, and paleontological experiences.

CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY AT YOUR EVENT

Children’s Discovery can theme a science-based experience for your event audience from quick and easy table-top science encounters to curated science shows with voluntary audience participation.  Speak to us about a tailored experience to entertain and educate.

Research shows that stimulating playful experiences develop children’s confidence, communication, collaboration, creativity and a can-do attitude

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CONFIDENCE

children enjoying simulated dig activity

COMMUNICATION

dig activity child and carer

COLLABORATION

outdoor science fun with childrens discovery

CREATIVITY

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CAN-DO ATTITUDE