Hands-on science and technology

Our 2022 Exhibits

Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries

Did you know that South Australian reefs have more colour, diversity and endemic species than the Great Barrier Reef? Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Inc. (EMS) is a safe and supervised guided snorkel tour OR virtual reality 360 video to learn more about our amazing marine life. EMS is run by a group of passionate ocean loving volunteers, who are keen to share their knowledge and skills.


Are you interested in the builders of shell reefs, marine life such as hermit crabs, barnacles, sea urchins or invertebrates? Maybe you just admire their natural beauty, enjoy eating seafood, are a beachcomber or just want to know about their amazing lifestyles. Whatever your level of interest, our friendly members share their knowledge through our set of displays, charts and booklets.

Green Adelaide

Is your house the hottest one in your street or is it a cool place to be? Let's discuss the issue of urban heat in the metropolitan area. You can check out your favourite landmarks around Adelaide using heat mapping technology. Green Adelaide - making Adelaide a cooler, greener, wilder and more climate-resilient city.

Techspace Learning

A not-for-profit organisation on a mission to provide opportunities in robotics to all ages. Engage, explore and learn about Arduino microprocessors, to create limitless projects for fun and practical uses. You'll find an all-inclusive environment, with mentors to assist and guide, and courses to suit all abilities. There'll be something to entertain all the family with our interactive displays.

Bugs n Slugs

The team from bugs n slugs have been bugging Science Alive! patrons right from the start. Every year they bring an amazing array of incredible invertebrates that you can get up close and personal with. Getting bugged is not such a bad thing!

Marine Discovery Centre

The Marine Discovery Centre at Henley Beach is attending Science Alive! Thinking of becoming a future Marine Scientist or an Ocean Warrior? Kids love the hands-on marine habitat exhibit, microscopes and virtual reality headsets featuring South Australian marine life. There is also a selection of local marine wildlife specimens, bones and shells on display.

Switched on Kids

Switched On Kids sell educational toys that aim to stimulate educational learning. Toys to engage and enhance your 3-15 year old's learning and fascinate young adults will be available.

Naturally Wild

A huge range of crystals, minerals, fossils, shells, sea-life and bugs will be for sale, from Adelaide’s own internationally renowned Natural History gift and collector supplier.

Australian Dalek Builders Union

At our stand you'll meet daleks as well as meticulously crafted replicas (that sometimes come alive). Our Daleks talk just like they do on tv. Younger fans can make their own mini-dalek.

Department of Defence

The Department of Defence will be represented by a range of Groups, Services and Teams including: Army Drone Racing Team, Australian Signals Directorate, Defence Jobs, Defence Science Technology Group, Royal Australian Air Force

Adelaide Crows STEM Footy

Test your reaction time, check statistics and code your own pedometer with the STEM Footy Program. Uncover the connection between science, maths and sport to spark your interest in the exploration of STEM concepts with our fun and entertaining approach.

Animals Anonymous

Some of Australia’s amazing Aussie animals will be on site for an up close experience! Friendly native birds, reptiles, mammals and marsupials participate in a safe, interactive experience. Our awesome wildlife demonstrators teach you about the critters that call Australia home.