Join us at Beaker Street Festival, a week-long celebration of science and art in lutruwita/Tasmania – an island where both are abundant.

Delve into today’s hottest topics with a program of events, entertainment, exhibitions, and excursions, while experiencing the best of Tasmanian environments and culture.

Bored of basic pub chat? Share a drink with Australia’s most impressive minds. Keen to get in touch with nature? Experience natural wonders with the experts who know them best. Want to experience something genuinely new? Be the first to discover world-changing breakthroughs.

Whether you’re a curious mind, an insatiable foodie or oenophile, or are simply seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure, our festival promises a mix of wonder, flavour, and scientifically-proven fun.

Expect a rich and diverse program of science-based installations, scientific talks, artist/scientist collaborations, live music and theatre exploring scientific concepts, scientist-led tours and dinners, and much more.

Nurture your inner nerd! Feed your brain cells! Satisfy your thirst… for knowledge!

With a Festival Precinct spanning out from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in nipaluna/Hobart, Beaker Street offers endless ways to satisfy your curiosity, including free and ticketed events.

Now in its 8th year, Beaker Street Festival is Australia’s premier National Science Week event for adults, bringing warmth, connection and inspiration to lutruwita/Tasmania’s winter.

See you at Beaker Street in August!

What's on:

Events and points of interest around Hobart.

17 Nov 2023 - 11 Feb 2024
Hobart Current: Epoch
A thought-provoking contemporary program and exhibition, featuring new works created by 10 artists in response to the theme of 'epoch'.
28 Nov 2023 - 3 Dec 2023
International Day of People with Disability
Join us in celebrating International Day of People with Disability in Hobart.
1 Mar 2022 - 30 Jun 2024
Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops
Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. In their small studio tucked away just 2 minutes from Cygnet's
10 Nov 2023 - 30 Nov 2023
World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 2023
November is recognised globally as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and is an important time of year for communities to raise awareness of the disease, celebrate
13 May 2023 - 23 Jun 2024
Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls
In-person storytelling experience takes visitors on an emotional journey through the stories of seven remarkable convict women who faced life’s hardships with resilience.
30 Nov 2023 - 20 Jul 2024
Mt Field National Park Private Nature Photography Retreat
This nature photography retreat at Tasmania's Mt. Field National Park offers participants the opportunity to experience the region's spectacular natural splendour. The retreat contains cool-climate
12 Oct 2023 - 16 May 2024
Build & Booze in Hobart
Enjoy a glass of complimentary wine while you spend the evening Handbuilding your heart out! This guided workshop will teach you the basics of Handbuilding.
30 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023
Aiden Schofield: Magician- Hobart
Magician Aiden Schofield is appearing in Tasmania for the very first time. After more than 10 years of magic, Aiden Schofield is embarking
1 Dec 2023 - 26 Apr 2024
Street Eats @ Franko
Brought to you by the creators of Sunday's Farm Gate Market, Street Eats @ Franko is about showcasing the best Tasmanian food and craft beverages.
10 Nov 2023 - 22 Mar 2024
Healthy Hobart – Healthy Kids: Dance
Join in for some fun and learn new ideas to get your kids active in your home.
All events