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Join the Mackay community to celebrate National Science Week with a fun-filled day of STEAM entertainment for the whole family at Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. Queensland Museum and BHP are proud to present Unearthed! in Mackay on Saturday 17 August 2019.

Celebrate our central Queensland discoveries, find fossils with our experts, explore virtual reality, learn about our local research, race droids and build robots plus much more.

Great for all ages and entry is free.
Saturday 17 August from 10am – 5pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, indoor and outdoor event

Program Highlights:

  • Join a STEM Punks workshop; learn coding for drones and create virtual and augmented reality applications.
  • Meet Pepper the Robot and catch a live demonstration.
  • Explore the history of Central Queensland megafauna.
  • Play STEAM Galaxy’s Go Extinct! game and learn about extinct animals and evolution.
  • Join Young Engineers Brisbane’s LEGO® robotics workshop.
  • Learn about geology and how volcanoes work with new Active Earth loans kits.
  • Create megafauna origami to take home.
  • Be a fossil finder and help Queensland Museum experts look for evidence of long gone creatures.