Science Zones

We have dedicated Science Zones within the venue to allow easy navigation once inside the event. Discover our specific science zones below.

Nature Zone

Come and meet and learn all about lizards, insects, snakes, bees, and all things nature. It's a hands-on experience not to be missed! Brought to you by the City of Unley. Exhibitors include a diverse range of organizations:

  • Animals Anonymous
  • Bugs & Slugs
  • Butterfly Conservation South Australia
  • Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries
  • Green Adelaide
  • Helen's Mini Worlds
  • Madie Fidgets
  • Marine Discovery Centre
  • Naturally Wild
  • SA Water
  • Soil Science
  • The Wilderness Society
  • Xannie's Bees

Each exhibitor offers unique insights and opportunities to interact with wildlife and conservation efforts.

Sports Zone

Join the Adelaide Crows for STEM Footy and have a kick with the pros in the Sports Science Zone. Test your skills and learn some expert tips from Adelaide Crows players. There may even be some exclusive Adelaide Crows merchandise!

Discover how science and sport come together to create extraordinary athletes and thrilling games. This is a must-visit zone for sports fans and science enthusiasts alike!

Esports Zone

The Australian Esports League will host an engaging gaming zone featuring a variety of esports tournaments presented by Inspiring SA.

Attendees will be able to enjoy participating in a variety of games open for all skill levels, some down time in the free to play gaming zone or spectate tournaments shown on the esports stage.

Open Tournaments - August 3rd and 4th:

The weekend will be packed with exciting open tournaments for everyone to join:

  • Street Fighter 6:
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM each day
    (32 players per day)
  • Overcooked 2:
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM each day
    (16 players of 2)
  • NBA 2K:
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM each day
    (32 players per day)
  • FC 24:
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM each day
    (32 players per day)
  • Mario Kart:
    Separate competitions from
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM each day
    (32 players per day)

Spots are limited, so players are advised to arrive 30 minutes before the start time to check in and sign up. No pre-registrations are allowed for open tournaments.

Drone Zone

Get ready to explore the fascinating world of drones at our Drone Zone! This interactive area offers thrilling activities and demonstrations, perfect for drone enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

What to Expect:

  • Drone Racing Demonstrations: Witness expert pilots showcase their skills in exhilarating drone racing demonstrations.
  • Sim Racing on Computers: Experience the excitement of drone racing without leaving the ground! Feel the thrill of controlling a drone in a virtual environment.

Come and explore the skies with us at Science Alive!

Robot Zone

Check out the thrilling live robot wars, where engineering marvels battle it out in an action-packed arena. Meet the talented robot engineers behind these creations and learn about the technology and innovation that goes into designing and building these incredible machines.

Round Robin Times (8 matches per session, approx. 30mins):
11am
12pm
2pm
3pm
4pm

Exhibitors include a diverse range of organizations:

  • Australian Dalek Builders Union
  • Home Robotics
  • Makerspace Adelaide
  • Student Robotics Club of SA/Robo Roos

Each exhibitor offers unique insights and opportunities to interact with all things robots!

Space Zone

Explore All Things Space with activities and exhibits sponsored by the Australian Space Agency. Learn about the latest advancements in space exploration, try out space-themed VR experiences, and engage with experts about the future of space and technology.

Exhibitors include a diverse range of organizations:

  • Adelaide Section, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Astronomical Society of SA
  • Australian Space Discovery Centre
  • Fleet Space Technologies
  • Hamilton Space Academy
  • Robinson Aerospace Systems
  • The Andy Thomas Space Foundation

Defence Zone

Step into a world of cutting-edge technology and career opportunities in defence. Explore advanced technologies such as taking a thermal selfie, watching the drone racing team showcase agility and precision, learn about communication and information systems critical to defence operations, and step into the shoes of a defence professional with state-of-the-art simulators.

Exhibitors include a diverse range of organizations:

  • Australian Defence Force Careers
  • Australian Submarine Agency
  • Babcock Australasia
  • Cyber Hack
  • DAIRNet – AI Research Network
  • Defence Drone Racing Team
  • Defence SA
  • DEGSA
  • Department of Defence
  • Lockheed Martin
  • STEM Career Pathways
  • 144th Signal Squadron

Health Zone

Dive into the world of health and medical science with activities and exhibits sponsored by SA Pathology. Discover the latest in medical research and engage with healthcare professionals to understand the careers available within the science of health.

Exhibitors include a diverse range of organizations:

  • Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology
  • Australian Society for Medical Research
  • Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Forensic Science South Australia
  • Nutrition Society of Australia
  • SA Pathology

Energy & Mining Zone

Explore the cutting-edge world of energy and mining. From solar cars to rare minerals, there's something for everyone. Discover the latest innovations and technologies with our diverse range of exhibitors:

  • The University of Adelaide Solar Racing Team
  • Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA)
  • Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
  • Department for Energy and Mining
  • Office of Hydrogen Power SA
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • University of Newcastle - Science & Engineering Challenge

Career's Zone

Education Services Australia (ESA) is a ministerial not-for-profit company committed to making a positive difference in the lives and learning of Australian students. ESA works with all education systems and sectors to improve student outcomes, enhance teacher impact and strengthen school communities.

A key focus for ESA at Science Alive! is to introduce you to:

  • Maths Hub (Explore up-to-date and engaging resources for teaching and learning mathematics at school or at home)
  • The GiST (Girls in STEM - showcase STEM programs and activities relating to STEM and provide a range of role models for girls and young women)
  • DT Hub (Digital Technologies Hub - Find resources to help teachers, students and families learn about Digital Technologies)
The Careers Zone will also include the following:
  • Defence Engineering Graduates of South Australia (DEGSA)
  • Rising Sun Pictures
  • University of Adelaide
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