Science in ACTion is designed to be a free, fun, family event with interactive science and technology displays. It was held in the Former Transport Depot (Old Bus Depot) in Kingston. I was so impressed by how these (mostly) high-level scientific and research organisations made their work accessible to “normal” people, without a science degree! I learnt so much!!
Everywhere you looked, there was a chance to learn something new – about scientific phenomenon, facts, cutting-edge research, and the applications of science to the real world. It really, truly was science in ACTion!
People were able to examine a crime scene:
Get up close and personal with wildlife:
Ponder a future in aviation:
Test their science knowledge:
Explore virtual reality:
Learn about how plants make energy:
Learning how logic and puzzles help keep our nation safe:
Investigate light and radioactivity:
Uncover coding and computing and research:
And just plain ol’ be curious!
We also had some “special guest stars” in the form of a giant inflatable plant cell (learn science while you bounce!). I can’t tell you how disappointed I was that only children were allowed on it…
The irrepressible Graham Walker’s Science Show-Offs taught more people more science, while they thought they were being entertained:
And super-special guests arrived (but not via the ramp, because apparently these are the models that can’t fly yet!):
What a fantastic weekend! We estimate over 5000 science enthusiasts came through the doors. We got great feedback on the interactivity and variety of science and tech on display. The biggest complaint was that people wanted MORE – we’ll take that on board for next year! 🙂
Did you go to Science in ACTion?
What was your favourite exhibit?
How can we make it better?