Science in the city

Science in the city

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June 2016
The Institute brings science to life through fun and engaging events that will appeal to people of all ages and interests.

Exhibition with visitorsArt of Science exhibition

12 - 21 August 2016

Federation Square

Free event

See the astounding images that come from medical research. Showcasing shortlisted works from the Institute’s 2016 Art of Science competition, this exhibition explores the bizarre and beautiful imagery created and captured by our scientists.

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Still image from film JabbedSilver Screen Science

26 - 28 August 2016

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

$10 includes drink on arrival

From mutant monsters to human clones, the big screen loves to draw inspiration from science for the sake of spectacle. But science can also be used to tell powerful human stories and tackle big questions facing humanity. Silver Screen Science film screenings are followed by panel discussions to unpick the science from a trio of thought-provoking films, with the help of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers and Melbourne’s talented storytellers.

For films, screening times and ticketing information visit the Silver Screen Science page.


Melbourne Museum exteriorBiomedical Breakthroughs

2 September 2016 – 3 February 2017

Melbourne Museum

Free event

Biomedical Breakthroughs explores the history of CSL and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, looking at advances in biological research and what they mean for each and every one of us.

The exhibition will feature Institute biomedical animator Drew Berry’s stunning cellular animations in large-format projection. Giant inflatable blood cells will hang from the ceiling, and life size ‘ibod’ animations that depict the circulatory system will show how antibiotics act in the body.


Visitors tour the InstituteOpen House Melbourne

30 - 31 July 2016, 10am - 4pm

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Free event

Want to see where some of the world’s greatest scientists work? Join us for a guided tour when the Institute opens its doors as part of Open House Melbourne.

Open House Melbourne is a free annual event that connects people with good design and architecture in the city.

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