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Science for the curious and creative

Saturday 20 August 2022 - 9am to 4.30pm

Friday 19 (for schools)

Princes Wharf 1, Hobart

About FOBI short film

Showcasing the brightest innovation, research and technology happening in Tasmania. FOBI is sizzling with exciting science to blow your curious and creative mind.

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Festival Highlights

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Main stage

A spectacle of show-stopping science! Announcing Professor Flint's 'Jurassic Poop', and the terrifying pirate Captain Scungebucket! More stage announcements coming soon!

Lightwave Stage


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


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. 2022 program out now!

Science experiences

STEM Stage Skills Scholarship

Five budding science communicators have been matched with one of Tasmania’s leading Directors, to make a super special science show just for FOBI! Watch this space - more details coming soon...

STEM Stage Skills Scholarship
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ABC Radio, live broadcast with Joel Rheinberger.

Join us from 8.30-11am Saturday as Joel broadcasts all the FOBI action with interviews and live talkback.

ABC Radio

Festival of Bright Ideas acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/ Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honor the achievements of the palawa people as Tasmania's first scientists and engineers, living and working sustainably on this land.

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