Event Information

We’re Back!

9am-5pm, 3-4 August 2019


Returning again after the success of our 2018 event,  Science Alive! is back in 2019, bigger and better than ever. We’ll have over 60 exhibitors providing hands-on fun that is interactive, dynamic, fun, and educational for all ages.

South Australia’s Science Alive! is the largest single interactive science exhibition in Australia. The event helps to build our community’s awareness of the scope and importance of science and technology, celebrate South Australia’s successes, and inspire future generations of science and technology professionals.

Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the SA Coordinating Committee of National Science Week, it was initially held on a single day, in a modest 2,400 m2 space. Today it’s held over two full days, spans 17,000 m2 of the Adelaide Showground and attracts an audience of over 30,000, including a special preview day for local schools.

We enjoy a strong ongoing relationship with National Science Week, Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, which of course shares our goals. Timed one week ahead, Science Alive! serves as a valuable community primer for the many official National Science Week events taking place in South Australia.

Science Alive! brings together the South Australia’s big names in science and technology: all three major universities, TAFE SA, and the SA Museum, industry leading organisations, a host of community and not for profit groups, and a large number of science-related organisations working to raise awareness of their particular part in the world of science.

There’s no better event to experience first hand all fields of science and technology – Science Alive! really is all kinds of awesome.




Brian Haddy, Event Director

Brian Haddy Event director Science Alive

Brian Haddy has been the Event Director of Science Alive! since the inaugural event in 2006. He loves nothing better than “organizing stuff” and has spent almost his entire working life in the non-for-profit sector doing just that. Before taking on the role with Science Alive! Brian was for a time the Deputy General Manager of the former Investigator Science and Technology Centre and he continues to manage the community science organization SciWorld that has carried on The Investigator’s outreach role in schools and the wider community.