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  • Self-guided Walks


    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures


    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book


    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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Science in the Swamp is back, and it’s better than ever!

Posted: 7 August 2017

Sydney’s favourite free outdoor science event, Science in the Swamp, returns to Centennial Parklands on 12 August 2017 and the line-up is bigger and better than ever. 

Old favourites like the giant roaming dinosaur will be back to join exciting new additions like the Tesla electric car team, guaranteeing tonnes of fun and discovery for all ages.

Science in the Swamp has been surprising and amazing visitors to Centennial Park every National Science Week since 2013 with an ever-changing mix of educational and entertaining science experiences and activities.

2017 highlights

  • Roaming life size Australovenator dinosaur
  • Shark in a bus – a maritime museum on wheels
  • Food vans including pizza and gozleme
  • Frog and tadpole display
  • Venomous snake show
  • Tony the Carp Whisperer
  • Australian Wildlife Display
  • The Science of Breadmaking
  • University of NSW hands-on science tent
  • Tesla electric car
  • Aboriginal Science
  • Tree art and science activities
    Science stage shows and environmental theatre with the “King and Queen of Green”

Event details

  • Date: Saturday 12 August 2017
  • Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
  • Meeting Point/Venue: Education Precinct off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park

Large crowds are expected again this year, so it is recommended visitors plan ahead and consider public transport to avoid traffic and parking delays.

Further information

For more information visit the Event page here. To see more pics of the event from last year read our blog here.

Science in the Swamp is supported by the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia program.

For media enquiries and filming permits regarding the event please contact media@bgcp.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9231 8122 (includes after hours).