Science Week 2022

Fun for all ages this Science Week at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Get into interactive events, fascinating displays and creative fun at the museum this Science Week. Kids and students across Australia can jump online for the Science Week Quiz or visit our pop-up Ocean Lab in Centennial Park and Western Sydney Parklands.

Head into the museum to find out what’s so great about plankton and learn about First Nations peoples’ connection to Sea Country, see a Seabin in action and check out a stunning seascape rooftop projection after dark, created by the CSIRO.

Curator Emily Jateff says, ‘We have a fantastic Science Week program this year, which brings into focus current work in ocean science and sustainability technologies. I’m also really pleased to be speaking with University of Technology Sydney Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Chris Turney, in the return of the museum’s Ocean Talks series. We are going to tackle some big questions on climate change, ocean health and carbon sequestration – and anyone can come along.’

Science Week at the Museum – 13-21 August


Rooftop projection: Streetview Seascape

Free, 6.00pm, nightly.

Art and science collide in this stunning animation that turns sound into light. CSIRO Research Vessel (RV) Investigator uses echosounders to collect bathymetric (depth measuring) data, transformed into stunning 2D and 3D maps that bring the seafloor to life, projected upon the museum’s iconic rooftop. A beautiful journey over underwater terrain, far beneath the ocean waves.

Ocean talks: Sea-ing the Future

6.00pm August 17

$20 adults; $12 members, doors open 5:30pm

Is there a climate crisis? Can the oceans help to buy us some time? What is ocean carbon sequestration? Join the museum’s Ocean Science and Technology curator, Emily Jateff with University of Technology Sydney Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Chris Turney, as they discuss the impacts of climate change and the prospect of a zero-carbon economy for Australia. Book here

Free, August 14 and 21

Meet the pint-sized planet protectors that save our seas – phytoplankton and zooplankton. Create beautiful cyanotype prints, explore aquatic specimens under the microscope and upcycle marine debris into spectacular new creations. Explore Sydney harbour biodiversity by underwater drone and get hands-on with preserved creature specimens and slippery slimy experiments inspired by the sea. Ocean Lab is free, presented in partnership with Greater Sydney Parklands.

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