A first of its kind, self-driving tour around Tasmania

Tassie Science Road Trip

Explore Tasmania alongside some of the state’s most interesting and accomplished scientists.

Take a deep dive into four iconic locations, where you’ll hear from some of the state’s most prominent scientists on issues relevant to the local area. At each location, you’ll be invited to a scientific talk, followed by plenty of opportunities to chat with the scientists one-on-one over drinks or a meal. Join us at every stop of the Trip, or choose your own adventure.

Click on a stop for details on the speaker, the talk or experience, and booking instructions.
Each stop must be booked separately.

Meet Your MC

Science writer and communicator Zoe Kean will be taking the reins for the Road Trip.
From her home in lutruwita/ Tasmania, Zoe’s writing can be found in publications such as the ABC and The Guardian. She’s made radio for ABC RN’s Off Track, Science Friction and The Science Show, and is a regular commentator on science in the news. Zoe was also the assistant director of Beaker Street Festival in its first two years (2017, 2018)!
Zoe will be posting dispatches from each location on her social media channels (Insta,  Twitter, TikTok), and she’ll also take over Beaker Street’s channels so we can all follow the adventure.
The Tassie Science Road Trip is part of Beaker Street Festival, 6-14 August. Stop in to the Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, where you’ll find fascinating talks, live music, science/ art installations, hands-on microscopy, Tassie food and drink, and 150+ scientists to chat with. Venture beyond the walls of the Museum for the Sci Art Crawl around Hobart, scientist-led tours and cruises, and a Dark Sky party at the iconic Spring Bay Mill on the East Coast. We’ll release the full Festival program in late June via this website. Leave your email address below to be the first to hear when it’s out!

The Tassie Science Road Trip is presented by Beaker Street Festival in partnership with