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!


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


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