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Indigenous Science Experience at Redfern

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  • Redfern Community Centre
    29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia

What can Aboriginal astronomy tell us about the night sky? How is our native flora used in bush medicine? How do Indigenous Australians make axes from stone? What can we learn about sustainable living from 60 000+ years of Indigenous culture?


This National Science Week, discover the answers to these questions (and more) at the Indigenous Science Experience.

This free, community event is a celebration of Indigenous and Western science and technology. Discover how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are relevant to our everyday lives.

Come along to get hands-on with a diverse range of interactive science activities accessible to all ages. Activities will include:

  • Yarning with Elders on bush foods and medicines
  • Learning about customarily used seaweeds for environmental sustainability
  • Indigenous astronomy
  • Cultural performances connecting to the natural world
  • Making Aboriginal tools
  • Torres Strait Islander virtual reality
  • Physics and chemistry activities
  • ...and much more!

You will also meet Indigenous Elders and student leaders from the National Indigenous Science Education Program who will be assisting in activity demonstrations.

The event will begin with a traditional smoking ceremony and official welcome (10 am). There will also be the opportunity to buy food and Aboriginal arts and crafts.

Book your free tickets to this event via Humanitix.


For more information, watch this video of 2023 event and visit our website The Indigenous Science Experience -


This event is organised by the National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University and hosted by the Redfern Community Centre.

Location Information

The Redfern Community Centre is conveniently located near the Redfern train station (~ 1 minute walk).