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150 years of science heads to Dunedin

  • 26 Jun 2019

Children this winter school holidays are looking forward to continuing their education thanks to a big science show heading to Dunedin on the 6th & 7th July as part of the New Zealand International Science Festival.


Even though the festival is not run this year, with the next one being 3 - 12 July 2020, they have partnered with the Australian High Commission to attract an exciting science entertainment show that explores great science discoveries over the past 150 years. The company, Street Science, runs programs in Australia and internationally, creating a plethora of captivating and seriously fun science shows for thousands each year, and are fresh from shows at the World Science Festival in New York City with exciting results.


“We are still on a high from the incredible shows in New York, and are looking forward to engaging young minds and crowds in Dunedin with the wonder and awe of science”, says Steve Liddell, founder, and CEO.


The show will investigate the world’s coolest scientists, their discoveries, and the future in a huge stage show with energetic science demonstrations, depicting some of science’s biggest revelations. The audience will be taken on a journey to discover the great scientific breakthroughs of the past 150 years and the memorable scientists who make ideas a reality. There will be many experiments and wow moments for kids and parents. And parents need to know that the show does come with a warning, that it contains fire and fun. It is suitable for ages 4 - 14 years old.


Dan Hendra, Festival Director says “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to attract Street Science to New Zealand, and to align the show to the University of Otago’s 150th celebrations is wonderful. Our University has a rich and distinguished history in the sciences, and this is just another means to help raise awareness of the importance science plays in our history”.


In addition to the show, the festival is working collaboratively with the Otago Museum, who will be hosting workshops in big science immediately after each show. The workshops will teach kids the secrets that will make them a great science communicator and includes crazy experiments and unexpected twists.


The show is made possible thanks to the generous support of partners, the Australian High Commission, the University of Otago, and Castle Trustees Ltd. 

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