Beaker Street Festival 2024

Tue 6th August, 2024 – Tue 13th August, 2024
Various locations across Tasmania
The week-long Off Season celebration of science returns to Hobart this August with an immersive program spanning from its home base at the City Hall.

Beaker Street Festival – now in its eighth year – returns to Hobart from August 6 to 13. Get ready for a week of art- and science-themed events, entertainment, exhibitions and excursions, plus the best of Tasmanian greenery and culture.

Known as Australia’s National Science Week event for adults - Beaker Street Festival features panel events with some of Australia’s brightest minds, off-the-beaten-path adventures with people who know Tassie inside and out, scientist-led dinners, science-based installations, live music, and theatre to feed hungry brain cells.

This year’s program is set to launch mid-May and features the likes of an ice plunge in a buzzing Antarctic outpost, alongside steamy tent saunas and scientist-led breathwork sessions. There’ll be ‘future foods’ across some of Hobart’s favourite venues, a dinner set amongst the stars (featuring guided stargazing) and plenty more. Returning for another year is the packed main-stage program, featuring performances, talks, music, games and panels covering topics from AI to the moon. Find out more about Beaker Street Festival here.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Tourism Tasmania. Embrace the Off Season and explore more wild, weird and wonderful experiences in Tasmania this winter.