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SciFest 2024

16 August 2024
4.00pm – 8.00pm AEST
Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney
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SciFest 2024 invites you to immerse yourself in a world where science meets art, where curiosity knows no bounds, and where discovery awaits at every turn.   

The festival brings science to life – throwing open laboratory doors and transporting science into the everyday. Head back to science class with interactive activities, games, live stage shows and talks that showcase the wonders of science, technology, engineering, maths, medicine, and the arts.

Designed to appeal to all ages, from curious kids to inquisitive adults, the festival features an array of activities that will spark imagination and curiosity, including:

  • Ecosystem Encounters: Dive into the world of frogs, snakes and crocs, then get up close and personal with our interactive reptile, frog, and bug displays. 

  • Live Chemistry Experiments: Witness thrilling chemistry experiments in action with our resident mad scientists 

  • Creative Clash: Human v Machine: Discover how humans and AI approach creativity differently in this interactive talk. 

  • Stargazing: Peer into the cosmos with telescopes or immerse yourself in the wonders of the universe in the planetarium. 

  • Chem Class in a Glass: Head back to School and learn the art (and science) of mixing cocktails. This event is ticketed, and strictly for 18+ [tickets released soon] 

  • Exhibitions and Installations: Explore over 40 captivating exhibitions and installations showcasing the impact of science on the world in creative and educational ways. 

Don't miss this interactive and immersive science adventure the whole family can enjoy at the Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney, during National Science Week. 

This is a free event, but registration is required. 

Contact Information: For inquiries, please contact UNSW Science Events at 


This event is presented by UNSW Science, in collaboration with UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture and UNSW Medicine & Health.



The Roundhouse is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus. Please note this is a live event only and will not be available via livestream.   



Wheelchair Access
The closest accessible drop off point to the Roundhouse is the north entrance via High Street, Gate 2, follow the road to Third Avenue and turn onto 1st Avenue West. See map for more information on getting there can be found via our interactive accessibility map available here.

Assisted Listening
The Roundhouse has a hearing loop. Patrons wishing to utilise this need to simply switch their hearing aid to the T (Telecoil) setting to pick up on the wireless signal.


The Roundhouse is easily accessible via public transport and the closest light rail stop is UNSW Anzac Parade (L3 line). For more information, call the Transport infoline on 131 500 or visit

Paid casual and visitor parking is offered via the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’ in all UNSW car parks. For more information head here, and the closest car park is the Western Campus Car Park is located here, on Anzac Parade next to NIDA. This car park can be accessed via Western Campus Drive through Day Avenue.

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AJ Lamarque


Meet your MC for SciFest 2024:

As a proud mixed-race, Queer comedian, AJ Lamarque has garnered a formidable reputation as a skilled writer and charismatic performer. He wears many hats: comedian, MC, producer, mentor, creator and communicator. With a background in Biomedical Science and Egyptology, combined with an award-winning comedy career, AJ brings a unique passion for blending science and entertainment.