Beaker Street is a not-for-profit cultural organisation in lutruwita/Tasmania. We explore the intersection of art and science, and facilitate connections and collaborations amongst artists, scientists, and the public. Our flagship event, Beaker Street Festival, takes place around Tasmania each August, with a Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Since its founding in 2016, Beaker Street has spearheaded numerous participatory events and projects, like our Science Photography Prize and Sci Art Walks podcast.

Beaker Street Festival is an annual celebration of science and art in lutruwita/Tasmania. Stop in to the Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for fascinating talks by world-leading scientists, live music in the underground Speakeasy bar, art/science installations and performance, hands-on microscopy, and Tassie food and drink. Venture further afield for the Sci Art Crawl around Hobart, scientist-led tours and cruises, small-group talks and dinners with scientists on the Tassie Science Road Trip, and so much more!

Beaker Street Festival returns August 2022

Beaker Street Festival has been celebrating science, art, and community since 2017, earning its place as Australia’s premier National Science Week event for adults. Our Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a place to share ideas, culture, and excellent Tassie food and drink — bringing warmth, connection and inspiration to Tasmania’s winter. Our Festival promises entertainment, education, debate, and community in a participatory atmosphere. Expect a rich and diverse program of scientific talks, artists/scientist collaborations, live music and performance by Tasmanian artists, science-led tours and cruises, and much more!

Here's a snapshot of what we've done