Science for the curious and creative

Saturday 18 August 2018

Friday 17 for schools

Princes Wharf 1, Hobart 10am–5pm A free event for all ages.

FoBI 2017 short film
Jeremy Just

Science comes alive

A spectacular of interactive science experiences for all ages and interests brought to you by the world-leading Tasmanian science community. A community-focused festival that aims to ignite and inspire an interest in science through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and maths, and everything in between.


Festival Highlights


Science experiences

Discover the research, innovations and technologies taking place in Tasmanian science. Here you can meet the scientists and see their science in action. Over 40 science experiences waiting to be explored.

Science Experiences

Main stage

Announcing this years line-up including Jeremy Just's 'Bang, Pop, Whizz, Whoosh!', Lish Fejer's 'Grossology', Josh Richards from Mars One Project, and Questacon’s Tasty Science. A spectacle of show-stopping science!

City of Hobart Lightwave Stage

Workshops and Tours

Experiment, innovate and create. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of science through these hands-on science activities.

Workshops Tours

Festival Sponsors