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Otago University Expo


St David's Complex, University of Otago

St David St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand


Sat07 July
Sun08 July


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM



The Science Festival grabs the best, quirkiest, coolest, weirdest and most helpful science from around the University and packs it all into the ground floor of the St David Complex.

Stalls include:

- Anatomy: dissections (Saturday 11am and 2pm; Sunday 11am and 12noon), t-shirt painting

- Brain Health Research Centre: giant inflatable brain

- Brilliant Botany: carnivorous plants, veggie display, plant a seed to take home

- Chemistry: crystal growing display

- Computer Science: 3D sandbox, photo mosaic, 3D printing, interactive sculpture, mind-controlled drone and more

- Food Science: taste testing, science of tender meat, gummy treats

- Human Nutrition: compare your body mass index (BMI) with an All Black

- Information Science: virtual reality, colour blind glasses and interactive human brain visualisation

- Microbiology and Immunology: gut biome augmented reality activity for ages 8-12 years

- Physiotherapy: balancing testing

- Zoology: real bumblebee nest


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