World Science Festival Brisbane returns to Townsville for some serious science fun

31 January 2019

Science will come to life at Museum of Tropical Queensland when the World Science Festival Brisbane regional program heads to Townsville on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March.


Join in the fun and meet a range of top scientists including Australia’s favourite science communicator Dr Karl, learn about the cool jobs of the future, and join in the fun of STREET SCIENCE with free family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy.


Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch encouraged Townsville locals to mark their calendars.

“Townsville has fully embraced World Science Festival Brisbane as one of the world’s most engaging, exciting and educational science events ever to be held on our doorstep,” Minister Enoch said.

“Last year the festival attracted more than 200,000 people and delivered more than 100 events across six locations – Gladstone, Chinchilla, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Brisbane and Townsville.”

“The World Science Festival Brisbane continues to grow in Townsville, and last year more than 2300 people attended, which is fantastic.

“The Queensland Government is proud to be supporting the World Science Festival Brisbane in 2019 as it once again connects Queenslanders to science,” Minister Enoch said.

Queensland Museum Network’s CEO Dr Jim Thompson said the Regional Program offers a stellar line up of shows and presenters talking all things space, medical science, and jobs of the future.


“Science is always evolving and by taking it out of the lab into public spaces is a great way to share the latest discoveries and advancements that will impact our lives,” Dr Thompson said.


“We are looking forward to taking the show on the road to Townsville and I encourage everyone to come down to the museum on Saturday 9 March to enjoy the FREE Community Day and who knows we may just find the next Dr Karl or young Einstein.”


A full program of events can be found at




For further information, images or interviews contact:

Andrea Hughes, Marketing Coordinator, Museum of Tropical Queensland  0497 347 117