Man with colourful science experiment cannon.

The Science ShowOff, Graham Walker, having a blast with science.

National Science Week Experiment-a-thon

Free hands-on educational fun for the whole family. Excitement and investigation mixed with science shows, performances and talks, and dozens of experiments to take part in or watch.

  • 7 March 2014


16 August 2014, 11:00am - 3:00pm


CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road

Acton ACT 2601


About the event

Whether you enjoy making slime or making dinosaur footprints, the Experiment-a-thon is the place to be this National Science Week (16–24 August).

CSIRO brings together the region's major science and educational organisations for a full day of family fun.

The Experiment-a-thon will link with other National Science Week events in the Black Mountain precinct, and offer special tours of CSIRO's collections and other science facilities.

The CSIRO Discovery café will be open all day serving coffees and hot meals.

The Experiment-a-thon has attracted thousands of people annually, so if your school or community organisation is interested in taking part, please contact email us at or call 02 6246 4646.