12 Oct - 11 Nov 2018

Science Circus Tour Japan 2018

Science Circus Tour Japan 2018

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

Selected Schools and Science Centres in Western Japan

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)

Opening Event

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.

Related Links:
Japan Science Museum Association (Japanese)
Questacon Media Release: Strengthening Relationships with Japan through Science and Innovation