Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Science Alive! held?

Science Alive! is held at the Adelaide Showground, a five-minute drive out of Adelaide’s CBD, and easily accessible via public transport.

Where should I park?

There are multiple carparking spaces available at the Adelaide Showground, the closest of which is the North West Car Park, accessible via Rose Tce. Further information can be be found via the Adelaide Showground website.

Do I need to buy tickets for the stage shows?

No, all performances within Science Alive! are included in the price of your entry ticket. However, due to South Australia's current COVID regulations we will have hard theatre caps that we have to stick to, and so we are asking people to choose one show they wish to reserve a spot for when purchasing a ticket. You will be able to see more than one show on the day, provided we have seats available.

How can schools get involved?

Each year, Science Alive! holds a free event at the Adelaide Showground for schools and students from years 7-12. Schools must be registered to attend.

Who can attend the STEM Day Out?

The STEM Day Out is soley for years 7-12. For students below year 7, we encourage you to attend on the weekend.

Is the event a Children's University Learning Destination?

Yes, Science Alive! is officially a Children’s University accredited learning destination – be sure the visit the information booth in the Duncan Gallery to get it stamped off!

Can I purchase food and drinks at the event?

There will be food and drinks available at the Showground for purchase. There will be both Showground outlets, Vilis, the Jubilee Cafe, and food trucks with Mr Doughnuts and Boost Juice available.

Is a parents' room available?

There is a parenting room in the Atrium Plaza, which includes microwave, a breastfeeding area with privacy screen, and a change table. The northern Jubilee Pavilion toilets also have baby change facilities, and all disabled and special needs toilets include a fold down nappy change table. If you need any assistance, please ask at the Information Booth.

Do people with companion cards receive discounted entry?

Yes, those with Companion Cards will receive free entry. This year we request that you stop at the ticket booth prior to entry to register your details, in accordance with SA Health's COVID tracing policies.

Are gluten free, diary free, vegetarian, vegan food options available?

Yes, there will be plenty of options to suit all dietary requirements and restrictions. Within the Showground outlets, the baked potatoes can easily be made gluten free, dairy free, or vegan. The chicken wings are also gluten free and can be made dairy free upon request. All salad bowls are gluten free, and the falafel salad is vegan. Boost juice will also have many dairy and gluten free drink options available. If you have any other dietary restrictions, please ask one of our friendly Showground outlet staff before purchasing your food.

Are kids free?

Yes, kids under 2 years old are free, and will not require an entry ticket.

Can I get tickets at the gate?

All bookings are now online. This avoids printing tickets, reducing environmental impacts together with ensuring our ticketing process is as hands free as possible.

I've bought tickets and now cannot attend, what can I do?

You can transfer your tickets into a friend or family members name. We also do offer a refund for change of mind and circumstance should you contact us at least 24 hours prior to the event start time. Please use our contact us page to enquire.

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