Paint a starry night, take A Trip to the Moon, search the stars and become a scientist at Lake Mac STEAM Week’s highlight event. Food truck and dinner options will be available for purchase.

Bookings for all activities listed via

Speers Point Park
Gold Coin Entry
Saturday 10 August

Program Includes:
The Rover

The Lac Mac Libraries mobile library ‘The Rover’ will be on site with books to read, games to play, virtual reality and robots!
Bookings not required

SMART Science
Join the University of Newcastle’s SMART Science team for interactive shows and hands on activities.
Shows, followed by activities at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm
Bookings required

Starry Night Painting Workshop
In in June 1889 Vincent Van Gough made a swirling colourful starry night famous. Join in a 30 min painting workshop and create your own starry night. Suitable for adults and children.
Workshops at 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm
Bookings required

Star gazing with the Newcastle Astronomical Society
See the stars in a whole new way with the Newcastle Astronomical Society. Once the sun goes down visitors can meet members of the Newcastle Astronomical Society, ask questions and get a close up look at the stars through telescopes
Bookings not required

Science on the Big Screen
From 6.30pm relax under the stars and enjoy a combination of science and art on the big screen.
At 6.30pm view, the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès. See where special effects and science fiction began in this short film about a group of astronomers who go on an expedition to the Moon. The film runs for 14 minutes and will be screened twice.

From 7.15pm learn something new with largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, SCINEMA International Science Film Festival, showcasing the best science feature, short, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world. The festival screening will run for 2 hours.
Bookings required