Switch on to Science 2023
Switch on to Science 2023
Explore the Museum to discover the science that makes things work.
Again this year, Redland Museum will hold its very popular Switch on to Science day in conjunction with National Science Week.
It will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday 14th August, which is the Ekka holiday for the Redland community.
Switch on to Science is an annual event where museum volunteers operate and demonstrate a wide variety of working vintage equipment and talk about the science and technology principles that make them work. Everyone will be encouraged to try operating the old equipment and to explore how technology has evolved over the years. The aim is simply to learn while having fun.
The museum’s science coordinator, Ross Bower, says “working vintage machines are perfect for demonstrating the basic principle of science because they are much simpler than modern machines, and it is easier to understand how they work. Also, they are lots of fun to watch and to play with”.
Switch on to Science aims to challenge the curious of all ages and get people to think about the science in our everyday surroundings. Although intended mainly for young people, there will be plenty to interest and entertain parents and grandparent too. For some of us it will be a happy walk down memory lane.
This year a great variety of activities are planned, including; crystal sets – the earliest form of radio receivers, communicating with amateur radio, learn Morse code, play with the oldest telephones and switchboards, send messages on a telegraph machine, see what kitchens were like 100 years ago, learn how clothes were washed before machines, buy lollies at an old style lolly shop, use a treadle sewing machine, make a scarf on a knitting machine, try your hand at spinning wool, learn to write with a slate and a copybook, operate a 100 year old silent movie projector, play music on a music box and a player piano, see germs under a microscope, play with windup toys, make you own rope, churn butter from cream, and much, much more.
Lunch options, cool drinks, tea, and coffee will also be available.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Find out more by visiting Redland Museum’s website at: https://www.redlandmuseum.org.au
If ticket is cancelled by the ticket holder prior to 7 days before the performance date, a 100% refund (less any booking fees) will be issued.
If ticket is cancelled by the ticket holder within 7 days of the performance date, a 50% refund (less any booking fees) will be issued.
If ticket is cancelled by the ticket holder within 24 hours of performance, no refund will be issued.
In the event that the Federal or State Government directs that the hall is to close causing this event to be cancelled, Redland Museum will guarantee a full refund (less any booking fees) for cancelled tickets.
If you have any inquiries, please reply to this email or call us on 07 3286 3494.
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