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Incredible Science


Mon 5 Jul 2010, 9:30am–3:30pm

Where: University of Auckland Faculty of Science, 23 Symonds St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: uniauckland

A free one-day festival hosted by The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science to introduce primary and intermediate-aged children and their families to the fun and excitement of science. (Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times).

Come along and watch a chemistry magic show, play with real-life CSI gear, meet a robot, and learn how we test athletes’ fitness. Make your own computer animation, follow James Cook on his journey to New Zealand, find out about the microbes you eat every day, and discover the mathematics of origami. Learn about dinosaurs, watch a glass-blowing display, and find out how to survive an alien encounter.

Visit our website to find out more about these and many more fun activities, and to download the full programme (available online from Friday 18 June).

On the website you’ll also find Incredible Science TV, featuring video highlights from past years hosted by children’s television stars like Studio 2’s Matt Gibb. There are also instructions for fun science experiments that you can do at home.

Incredible Science is a free event and there is no need to register to attend, but adults must collect tickets for some shows as places are limited. Tickets for the shows are available from the Maidment Theatre (8 Alfred Street) from 8:30am until venue capacity is reached. Download the programme to find out more.

On the day, copies of the programme, give-away bags, and assistance in locating venues will be provided at information desks around campus, including at the Owen G Glenn Building (12 Grafton Road) and the Science Centre (23 Symonds Street).

The cafeteria and food court on campus will operate between 8.30am and 3pm, selling a selection of pre-packaged food, hot meals, sandwiches and fruit. Other small cafes in the Kate Edger Information Commons will also be open throughout the day.

There will be free parking at the Owen G Glenn Building (12 Grafton Road) while space remains. Please collect your parking ticket as you enter the building and visit an information desk on Level 0 or 1 to swap it for an exit ticket.

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