Imagine a place where scientists grace centre stage, microscopes live on bar tables, and late-night conversations have the potential to change the world. Welcome to Beaker Street Festival, where science brings us together.

Beaker Street Festival is a week-long celebration of science in Lutruwita/Tasmania each August. Now in its eighth year, Beaker Street Festival promises a mix of wonder, flavour, and scientifically proven fun. The Festival invites adults from all walks of life to delve into today’s hottest topics with a packed program of science-infused entertainment and discussions, while experiencing the best of Tasmanian environments and culture.

This year, attendees will dive into Antarctic science (literally!), help bring stars back to the city skyline, dip their toes into the slippery science of wellness, and taste the future of food.

The action will take place in an expanded Festival precinct spanning Nipaluna/Hobart’s cultural and entertainment precincts and taking in City Hall, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, The Old Mercury Building, Hope and Anchor, Mawson Place, CSIRO, and pubs, bars, and restaurants around the waterfront and CBD.

Events will kick off on Tuesday August 6th culminating with a weekend of festivities on Friday August 9th – Sunday August 11th. For those looking for more, there’s also an opportunity to recharge on Tassie’s spectacular East Coast during a two-night retreat winding up on Tuesday August 13th.

What's on:

Events and points of interest around Hobart.

6 Apr 2024 - 6 Apr 2024
AYO Autumn Season Concert – Turbulent Times
Step into a musical time machine as our flagship orchestra transports you to an era of great societal upheaval and political uncertainty. And no, it is not 2020.
4 May 2024 - 4 May 2024
Hindley Street Country Club
Hindley Street Country Club bringing all the songs you love, live at Wrest Point Casino for one night only!
31 May 2024 - 31 May 2024
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast - MyState Bank Arena - Friday May 31
19 Jun 2024 - 19 Jun 2024
Crochet classes
Learn the basic crochet stitches in a small group setting and make your very first granny square in 2 hours!
13 Jun 2024 - 23 Jun 2024
Dark Mofo presents Winter 2024
Dark Mofo, Mona’s midwinter festival in Tasmania, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals.
10 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024
Paint The Town Red 2024
As the winter months set in, nipaluna / Hobart and southern Tasmania are getting ready to celebrate with Dark Mofo Presents Winter 2024 and Paint
11 May 2024 - 10 May 2025
Tasmanian Produce Market
The Hobart Twilight Markets showcases a wide variety of Tasmanian eats, drinks and artisans, along with live music from local talent.
1 Mar 2022 - 31 Jul 2025
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
23 Mar 2024 - 27 Oct 2024
Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania
This exhibition celebrates the work of Lloyd Rees (1895-1988), particularly his works painted in Tasmania between 1967 and 1988. Rees was one of the pre-eminent
11 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
The Mousetrap
THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed! As news spreads of a murder in London,
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