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Jam-packed Future World family fun day to cap off Science Week

Published: 09 Aug 2019 1:18pm

The Riverina Science Festival will culminate with a massive family science day, Future World on Saturday 17 August.

Future World will see the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre transformed into a hands-on science hub, with nine separate activity areas with something for all ages.

The Riverina Science Festival is held from 11 to 17 August and is presented by Wagga Wagga City Library, in its capacity as coordinator of the Riverina Science Hub.

“This year is the sixth time Council has held the Riverina Science Festival and in 2019 we will bring science to the kitchen, river, classroom and into the future as part of National Science Week,” Library Manager Claire Campbell said.

“Future World takes place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 17 August and will bring the Civic Centre Precinct to life with science-based fun.

“There’s the entertaining and interactive shows presented by Dr Rina Fu and the TwistED Science Crew, as well as the chance to make your own gooey slime or super bouncy balls.

“Discover virtual reality technologies with SciVR Science and Headset Holodeck, or create a post-apocalyptic guitar in an exclusive workshop.

“You can also have the chance to be a code maker at the Mbot Spot, design your own parasites, discover microscopic worlds and engage with all kinds of scientific wonder.”

There’s also plenty on in the lead up to Future World across the Riverina Science Festival, including levee walks, kitchen science storytime and school-based activities.

For details on events across the festival and for the Future World line-up, visit the library online.

The Riverina Science Festival is supported by Wagga Wagga City Council and the Federal Government’s Inspiring Australia program.