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Beaker Street Festival

6-14 August 2021, lutruwita/Tasmania

Where science, art, and curiosity collide

Beaker Street Festival is an annual celebration of science and art in lutruwita/Tasmania, and our 2021 Festival was our biggest and boldest celebration to date! We packed some of the most engaging scientists, compelling ideas, and innovative artworks in Australia into a nine-day extravaganza that covered almost every corner of our beguiling island. 

From the Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, to small-group talks and dinners with scientists on the Tassie Science Road Trip, to our Dark Sky Party at Spring Bay Mill, our 2021 Festival was packed full of opportunities to explore Tasmania as you’ve never seen it before. 

Read on to see all that our 2021 Festival had to offer.

2021 Beaker Street Festival

Full Program

Behold the full Beaker Street Festival calendar, August 6th-14th (plus a special treat on the 4th). This year’s program is bigger than ever before, reaching beyond the walls of our Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to cover more dates, and more of the state. Featuring two massive nights of talks, music, art, and science-bar merriment at our Festival Hub at TMAG; the Sci Art Crawl around Hobart; Schubert’s Winterreise at The Old Mercury Building; the Tassie Science Road Trip around the state; NOCTURNA — our Dark Sky Party at Spring Bay Mill on the East Coast; and much more. Happy browsing!

Wednesday 4 August

Opening night of Winterreise

Friday 6 August

Festival Hub @ TMAG, Winterreise

Saturday 7 August

Festival Hub @ TMAG, Sci Art Crawl, Excursions

Sunday 8 August

Sunday Sessions @ TMAG, Excursions, Tassie Science Road Trip, Winterreise

Monday 9 August

Tassie Science Road Trip

Tuesday 10 August

Tassie Science Road Trip

Wednesday 11 August

Tassie Science Road Trip

Thursday 12 August

Truffles in Launnie, Winterreise

Friday 13 August

Tassie Science Road Trip, Dark Sky Dinner @ Spring Bay Mill

Saturday 14 August

Tassie Science Road Trip, NOCTURNA @ Spring Bay Mill, Winterreise