Questacon will tour a Science Circus, hands-on, science exhibition to various locations in western Japan in partnership with the Osaka Science Museum, Australian National University, Japan Science Museum Association, Miraikan and other regional science centres.
Australian and Japanese science communicators will work in partnership to develop and deliver science shows to schools and community groups. These collaborations will build science engagement capacity, with presenters sharing their skills, demonstrations and techniques. The five-week tour will take place in Osaka, Nagoya, Nara and Kochi in Western Japan after an official launch in Osaka on 12 October.
Further details will be announced on the Osaka Science Museum Event page (Japanese)
Date/Time: 12 October 1:30-2:45 (TBC) Osaka City Office Foyer
Program: Opening Ceremony, Science Show and some Exhibits will be on display
Touring Exhibits and Science Show
Venue: Osaka city Central Library 5F Conference Room (4-3-2 Kita Horie Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, TEL:06-6539-3302)
Date: 13 October – 21 October 10am-4pm (13 October: only open from 1pm-4pm, Closed on 18 Oct)
*Science Show will only take place on 20 and 21 October.
Venue: Nara City Hall
Dates: 27 and 28 October
Venue: Nagoya City Science Museum
Dates: 3 and 4 November
Venue: Kochi Mirai Science Center
Dates: 8 – 11 November
*Science Show will only take place on 10 and 11 November.
The 2018 Science Circus Tour Japan is run in collaboration with the Osaka Science Museum, the Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University and supported by the Australia–Japan Foundation and the Australian Capital Territory Government.
Japan Science Museum Association (Japanese)
Questacon Media Release: Strengthening Relationships with Japan through Science and Innovation