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Sydney Science Festival guide

From stargazing in the park to getting away with murder – here are the best bits of the festival program
Written by
Emma Joyce

Now in its third year, Sydney Science Festival features 175 registered events – 50 more than last year – that cover forensics, life-size roaming dinosaurs, DNA extractions and stargazing. The festival runs from August 8-20 and there are events at the Powerhouse Museum, the Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House, the Australian Museum and more. Take a look at our highlights as well as an interview with the festival’s ambassador professor Shari Forbes.

What else is happening this month?

  • Things to do
  • Fairs and festivals

The biggest events include the city’s most popular fun run, City2Surf, which takes joggers from College Street to Bondi, there’s SMASH – the anime and manga festival, Sydney Science Festival and a whole festival dedicated to tea. 

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