Science in the Square

Science in the Square

Virally infected cells
June 2015
Join us from 5-22 August as we celebrate our centenary with the Science in the Square festival at Melbourne's Federation Square.

Walter and Eliza’s Big Night Out

15 August 2015

An entertaining and curious journey through science highlighting 100 years of Australian medical research. Join host Paul McDermott (Good News Week, Doug Anthony All-Stars), science rock band Ologism and a panel of comedians for a night of trivia, theatre, music and laughs.

Licensed event, 18+ only.

Event information and ticket sales

Silver Screen Science

20-22 August 2015

Hollywood loves a good science fiction film, but where are the facts among the fiction?

Watch feature films including Gattaca, Outbreak and Contagion before hearing from a panel of experts as they attempt to separate the possible from the just plain ridiculous.

Free event. Registration essential

Art of Science exhibition
Finalists in the institute's 'Art of Science' competition will
be on display at Fed Square from 4-17 August as part of
the Science in the Square festival.

Art of Science exhibition

4-17 August 2015

This free public exhibition will share scientific discoveries from an artistic perspective, showcasing finalists of the institute’s annual ‘Art of Science’ competition.

Free event.

Exhibition information

Talking Science: When will there be a cure for cancer?

19 August 2015

Hear from Melbourne’s cancer experts and discuss whether there will ever be a cure for cancer at this free public forum with an extended Q&A session.

Free event. Register online.