Sydney Science Trail

Celebrate National Science Week with an adventure full of family-friendly science programs and excursions for primary and secondary students, presented in collaboration with the Australian Museum. 

national science week hero

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australian Museum and Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan


12 - 18 August 2024

Sydney Science Trail is back this August!

Celebrate National Science Week with a jam-packed program of school excursions for primary and secondary students and family-friendly community days.

This annual program from Botanic Gardens of Sydney, the Australian Museum and their partners is an opportunity for curious kids of all ages and schools to think, talk and experience the science conducted at our organisations – from the study of the natural world and research into the effects of climate change, to exploration of the environmental knowledges of First Nations peoples.

forensic investigators

School Excursions

Program overview

  • Secondary students (years 7-11): Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 August
  • Primary students (years 3-6): Thursday 15 August
  • Diverse learners* (years 3-11): Friday 16 August


*For home-school groups, support classes, EAL/D students or any groups with students with diverse needs.



Entry includes four different sessions across the day:

  • Saving Species Talk (secondary students) or Science Show (primary students and diverse learners) at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • Science Expo at the Australian Museum
  • Interactive STEM Workshop (choice of four)
  • Self-guided experience at either the Australian Museum or the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney



Class groups rotate through four 60-minute sessions across two historic venues – two sessions at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and two sessions at the Australian Museum.

  • Morning sessions: 9:30am – 10:30am and 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Lunch and change venues: 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Afternoon sessions: 12:30pm – 1:30pm and 1:30pm – 2:30pm


Bookings and full program details will open in early Term 2, 2024. Subscribe to our Euducation newsletter to stay updated.


Family Community Days

Australian Museum: Saturday 17 August

Join the family-friendly science festival at the Australian Museum on Saturday 17 August hosted by none other than the Surfing Scientist Ruben Meerman. 

Explore the famous Sydney Science Trail Expo full of interactive stalls to get hands-on with science and technology – it's a kids STEM bonanza!


Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan: Sunday 18 August

Adventure to the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan for a wild and wonderful Community Day on Sunday 18 August. 

Explore the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland, go behind the scenes at the National Herbarium of New South Wales, take a First Nations-led bush tucker walk, or join one of our many other fun workshops and activities.

Save the date for this celebration of all things science!