Oliphant Science Awards Open Day 2019

Come to see, learn and immerse the whole family in science at the 2019 Oliphant Science Awards Open Day! Explore the winning entries in SA’s largest science competition… Be entertained by live science shows all afternoon – exploring Australia’s wildlife, chemistry experiments, dinosaurs and space… Get hands-on with robots, Lego, puzzles, and compete to build the furthest-flying paper plane… And much more fun, food and science! Entry by gold coin donation

Date August 25, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Time 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring yourself, your students, and your family to the Oliphants Open Day – a day all about celebrating science!
All the winning competition entries will be on display, plus all manner of fascinating live presentations on stage, as well as the chance to get hands-on!

Science show program

12.15 Raptor Ranger | Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary
Thanks to the Warrawong2U team, get up close to some of Australia’s deadliest hunters and learn more about predators and prey!

12.45  The Spectacular Chemistry Show | The University of Adelaide
Step right up to this exciting show featuring a range of thrilling, attention grabbing experiments and demonstrations set to inspire and delight any young scientist!

1.15  Gravity – Einstein vs Newton | Mobile Science Education
Relativity is truer, but Newton’s Laws got us there just fine.

1.45  Dinosaurs Down Under | Heaps Good Productions
Australia has an amazing pre-history; join Professor Flint on a journey through this amazing land known to the world as the ‘Land Down Under’

2.15  The Shapes of the Universe | Mobile Science Education
How was the Big Bang Theory developed?

2.45 Amazing Animals Stage Show | Nature Education Centre
The Nature Education Centre will share some of their amazing native animals with you.

3.15 Astronomy & Our Intuition | Mobile Science Education
Why does astronomy break our common-sense way of thinking? Come and find out!

Other attractions

Competition display

View the winning entries in SA’s largest student science competition!

Come-and-try stations

Get hands-on with Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

The Epic Flight Committee brings to life the first flight from England to Australia! Dress-up like an aviator, see medals and models of historical flights, and test your engineering design skills by making a paper plane for the longest throw competition!

Play around in space with the South Australian Science Teachers Association – Packing for Space Cube Puzzle, Mystery Message Game, Air Table Challenge and Moon Craters

Operate interactive gadgets with Tech Space Learning/Hallett Cove Robotics Club

Get building with the Southern Bricks Lego Users Group

Walk the Space Tunnel with Mobile Science Education

Fun and food

Purchase a sausage or burger from the Regency Park Rotary Club barbecue – proceeds go towards the National Youth Science Forum

Fairy floss giveaways from Fairy Floss Galore

Hot beverages to purchase from Festival Functions

Science themed face-painting from Madhatterz Parties (gold coin donation)

Festival Functions 292 Findon Road
Findon SA

Entry by gold coin donation