Sydney Science Trail is back to celebrate National Science Week - 13 August - 13 September 2021!

The annual program by the Australian Museum, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and other partners is an opportunity for curious kids of all ages and schools to think, talk and experience the science conducted at our organisations – from the study of the natural world and research into the effects of climate change to the exploration of the environmental knowledges of First Nations peoples.

There’s so much on offer this year! The super-fun online Sydney Science Trail is packed with on-demand activities, kids games and opportunities to learn both at home and in the classroom.

Our Education program for schools is completely online via DART and brimming with live talks with science superstars, STEM challenges and play-along workshops.

And because it’s the United Nations’ International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, this year’s National Science Week theme is Food, so expect an investigation of sustainable food production, kitchen chemistry and managing food waste, applying science to solve real-world problems!


Sydney Science Trail: Education 16-20 August

Taking place online, Sydney Science Trail: Education – our week-long, free science festival just for schools – will feature live and on-demand activities, keynote talks by scientists, panel discussions and interactive workshops for both primary and high school students delivered through DART Learning.

Registration for some sessions closes on 31 July – hurry before they fill up!



Sydney Science Trail: Online 13 August - 13 September

Take the trail and be rewarded for what you discover! All kids and their families are invited to jump into this jam-packed interactive science game of activities, videos and challenges all about the natural world.

Discover STEM at home and traverse the trail to uncover cutting-edge science for kids. Explore the newest research in climate change and sustainability, First Nations scientific innovations and the science behind the food we eat every day.

Complete the science quiz at the end of each level and receive your badge – see how many you can collect!

Be the first to find out more – register below.


Sydney Science Trail

Bringing you a brand new digital trail, jam-packed with interactive games and learning activities during National Science Week.

Register now


ANSTO's National Science Week hackathon 2021

ANSTO's National Science Week Hackathon


Bring innovation to your classroom with online interactive workshops and design thinking training by participating in ANSTO's Nation Science Week Hackathon.

Register and give students the opportunity to gain creative confidence and participate in online mentored workshops and design thinking training.

*Registrations close 30 July.







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