Science in the Swamp – our National Science Week event – was a smash hit with around 10,000 visitors experiencing the event throughout the day! 

Australovenator, the roving ERTH dinosaur, was definitely the crowd favourite and families enjoyed lots of different science experiments, meeting live wildlife and throwing mud pies at a target to help raise funds for the Ian Potter Wild Play Children’s Garden. There was definitely a great vibe throughout the day and we would like to thank all the families who attended and made the event such a success.

Here’s a few snaps to give you a sense of the day…


The crowds loved Australovenator !

The crowds loved roving the Park with Australovenator!


Ben From Fizzics Education showing the kids some cool science tricks

Ben from Fizzics Education showing cool science tricks using bubbles!


Families getting involved in an impromptu session of our famous Bush School!

Families getting involved in an impromptu Bush School session!


Kids getting up and close with one of the carp fish found in our ponds!

A fascinating up close and personal opportunity with a carp from our ponds!


Nice steady flow of families throught out the day

Great vibe at the Education Precinct throughout the day.


The icecream was a hit too!

Enjoying some ice-cream from one of the Food Trucks.


A little boy learning about the wildlife in Centennial Park

Learning about the wildlife in Centennial Park!


Everyone got to learn about solar power and how it powers this car!

The University of New South Wales solar power car was popular with the kids!


The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney staff were on hand to pot plants with patron. This little guy loved it!

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney staff were on hand to pot plants with patron. This little guy loved it!


More images from the day are on our Science in the Swamp Facebook album.

Did you take any good photos on the day? Share them with us by tagging us with @centparklands #scienceintheswamp #centennialpark #natsciwk

We hope you enjoyed Science in the Swamp. It was certainly a highlight for us and we are thrilled so many families enjoyed the day learning about the cool side to science!


Become an Insider


We would like to thank our wonderful event partners who made this day so special:


Similar Articles

  • Get outdoors for Outdoor Classroom Day at Centennial Parklands

    Thursday 7 September 2017 will mark Outdoor Classroom Day and the first time the Centennial Parklands education team will be involved in an international campaign aimed at getting millions of children around the world learning and playing outside. Over the years, thousands of students have benefited from the Parklands’ expertise in developing curriculum-based programs into […]

  • Pink clouds, rainbows and unicorns spotted in the Parklands!

    Yesterday, Centennial Park was transformed into a spray of rainbow colour for the annual Color Run! More than 20,000 excited family members, friends – and the odd unicorn – descended upon the Parklands for the occasion and to celebrate the ‘Happiest 5k’ walk or run event in the country!  The Color Run is all part […]

  • All the highlights from this year’s Science in the Swamp

    Science in the Swamp returned Saturday 12 August 2017 for its fifth consecutive year and as Australia’s largest National Science Week event. There were crowds of more than 10,000 over the day with smiles all around as children (with families in tow) came together to explore and discover the fun behind some of the world’s most important and exciting science ideas […]

  • Learn how to style Instagram-worthy succulents

    Ever wondered how people get their succulents looking so good? We have too. It turns out, there’s a knack to styling and growing succulents. Fortunately, Centennial Parklands’ fun new Inside Dig workshop is about to show you the top secrets to help you make your Instagram inspiration a reality.