Hands-on science and technology

Our 2022 Exhibits

Makerspace Adelaide

If you can think it, you can make and share it! Makerspace Adelaide is a fabrication workshop which brings together a vibrant mix of makers, hackers, creative groups & individuals to make, create, teach, learn and collaborate. 3D Resin printing is one of our newest and exciting additions! We are looking forward to sharing our skills with the next generation of inventors, makers and entrepreneurs!

Army Drone Racing

The Army Drone Racing Team will be at Science Alive! Flying racing drones and demonstrating the use of drones in real world solutions. Come and fly a drone with us!!

KESAB Environmental Solutions

Creating sustainable communities through education, action and participation since 1966 Let us help you set up and maintain a compost system or worm farm. Find out what can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin and what can be recycled at a special location. Learn how to make your own hand-made paper and gain an understanding of the links to recycling and environmental sustainability.

Soil Science Australia

Visit us to plant seeds, try some soil pigment painting, look through microscopes and make a mini clay house. Soil science is a fascinating and diverse field, which provides young learners with many interesting experiences. Learn some fun facts about the amazing and important world of soil!

Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA)

Are you passionate about helping the planet and have a love for cars and technology? Then come and see the Australian Electrical Vehicle Association! You will be able to experience the tremendous world of electric vehicles and discover everything you need to know, from batteries and charging to how electric cars work. Don’t miss the motor display model too!

Ignite VR

Experience the potential of virtual reality! Immerse yourself in a new world using state of the art equipment with highly skilled technicians. It's an experience you won't forget. You'll engage your senses and learn something new too! Don't miss the Ignite VR team for a fun filled, educational experience.

Tall Poppy

The Tall Poppy Campaign recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The Campaign’s Tall Poppies engages the winners of Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (‘Tall Poppies’) in activities to promote interest in science among students & teachers, as well as an understanding and appreciation of science in the broader community.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. AIE courses are practical, career-focused and delivered by industry experienced teachers in a seriously fun and creatively-demanding studio environment. We are hands-on, industry specialists!

Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia

Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia are promoting diving for science and recreation to the next generation of scuba, free-divers and snorkelers. Encouraging the conservation, enhancement and rehabilitation of the marine and freshwater environments. Visit us to see a working demonstration of scuba equipment and experience marine sanctuaries with our friends at EMS.

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.

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.