The Virtual Open Day will be back in 2021! Please be sure to keep a digital example of your project as all winning projects will be showcased on the SASTA Oliphant Science Awards website.

Open Day 2021

The 2021 Oliphant Science Awards Open Day will be held on Sunday 22 August at Festival Functions, for attendees to experience the fun and magic of science in action!

Entry is via GOLD COIN DONATION - so bring your family and friends!

All the 2021 Prize Winning projects will be on display for viewing.

There are a range of science shows and come & try activities on offer! Click here to download the flyer or check out the program below.

Come-and-try stations

  • Learn how to code using Sphero’s with the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (bring along a bluetooth enabled device to have a go!)
  • Operate interactive gadgets with TECH SPACE LEARNING demonstrating how to program and use Arduino microprocessors
  • Chat with our OLIPHANT SCIENCE AWARDS AMBASSADORS about their experience with OSA and check out some of their winning projects

Fun and food

  • Purchase a sausage or burger from the Regency Park Rotary Club BARBECUE – proceeds go towards the National Youth Science Forum
  • FAIRY FLOSS giveaways from Fairy Floss Galore
  • HOT BEVERAGES to purchase from Festival Functions
  • Bring along your drink bottle to fill up at the SA WATER QUENCH BENCH

Science Show Program

Time What's on
12.15

DINOSAURS DOWN UNDER | Heaps Good Productions
Australia has an amazing pre-history; join Professor Flint on a journey through this amazing land known to the world as the ‘Land Down Under’.

12.45

DR QUARK’S SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS | Bright Spark Entertainment
This high energy show explores the science and forces behind circus tricks we all love! Dr Quark demonstrates the effects of gravity, momentum, friction, air pressure, energy transfer and push and pull forces.

1.15

AMAZING ANIMALS STAGE SHOW | Nature Education Centre
An exciting glimpse into our Australian native animals lives, see a variety of our animals and learn what makes them so unique.

1.45 SNAKE CLOSE ENCOUNTER | Nature Education Centre
2.15

DR QUARK’S SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS | Bright Spark Entertainment
This high energy show explores the science and forces behind circus tricks we all love! He will apply the concepts above to more science demonstrations. That means wacky water rockets, groovy gyroscopes, leaf blower levitations and the incredible ostrich squeeze!

2.45

DINOSAURS DOWN UNDER | Heaps Good Productions
Australia has an amazing pre-history; join Professor Flint on a journey through this amazing land known to the world as the ‘Land Down Under’.

3.15

CRAZY COLOURFUL CHEMISTRY SHOW | Nitro Nat
This show is full of amazing colourful chemical demonstrations, wicked but safe fire demonstrations and a jaw dropping finale.

Sadly we weren't able to hold our Open Day in 2020 but we're excited to bring you a 'Virtual Open Day' instead! Check it out here.

You can also view our Open Day video below!