Fun Palace 2018

Fun Palace

Everyone’s a scientist, everyone’s an artist! Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into a one-day-only celebration of arts and sciences, learning, play, and adventure on Saturday 6 October.

Fun Palaces are about all of us making things together: a public event where arts and sciences meet.

Inventors, researchers, artists, performers, storytellers, and adventurers from across the community will gather to share their skills and let you show off your talents.

Spend the whole day making art with a twist. Take part in the experiments and games; draw, write, dance and explore the scientific mysteries of our weird and wonderful world. The possibilities are endless.

Activities are all day drop-in or sign up on the day or pre-booked. Click on the links for times, more information or to book a session!

Cardboard Claw

8 years +
Grab some attention with this robot claw that works using the science of hydraulics, made with syringes, paper fasteners and zip ties.
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Ozobot

6 years +
Ozobots are miniature robots (small enough to fit on a fifty cent coin) designed for children of all ages to learn basic coding in a fun and easy way.
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3D Printed Beads or Talisman

8 years +
Come and get a crash course in designing for 3d Printers and create your own bead or talisman for a necklace.
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Vibrabots

8 years +
Make a wriggling, jiggling see-through bug from pre-cut parts and a simple circuit. Decorate or race - your choice!
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DIY Laptop Repair

8 years +
We void warranties and you save money when an expert helps you discover how to replace batteries, add RAM or change a hard drive.
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Marshmallow Catapult

6 years +
Playing with food is even more fun when you add some skewers and rubber bands - but how many tries will you take to hit the target?
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Microscopic Dimensions

6 years +
Take a peek into the seething jungle of life that teems invisibly in every pond and creek and learn how a microscope can reveal the world around you, one slice at a time. Sign up on the day.
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Vacuum Forma Sandcastles

4 years +
Choose from a selection of shapes to make take-home sand play moulds from recycled milk bottles using a mini-vacuum former.
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Sticky Memes

6 years +
Mine popular culture for a memorable meme, then learn how to use a vinyl cutter so you can install it on your wall.
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Make a Scratch Game

8 years +
Scratch lets you learn to code in minutes. And it’s free!
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Fear of Small Screens

8 years +
Monsters or aliens? Spiders or zombies? What would you use to scare up an audience? Learn how filmmakers do it and try for yourself.
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Laser Cut Talisman

8 years +
Watch the laser cutter in action as it makes your own personalized Fun Palace name badge.
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Precious Plastic

8 years +
Domestic scale plastic recycling has come to The Edge. Feed our shredder and learn what you can do with this precious resource.
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Pram Park Valet Service

8 years +
Calling all clowns! We need budding street performers to work in the Fun Palace Pram Park Valet service.
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Steam Punk LED

8 years +
Cogs, a motor and a clever electronic circuit are put together to turn your finger power into light.
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Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel

6 years +
Can you make something twist, twirl and fly to the top of our wind tower? Make, test and modify until you reach the goal
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Non Newtonian Fluid

6 years +
Solid? Liquid? Or something else entirely? Play with custard's weird cousin and take home the recipe.
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Quiver Augmented Reality

6 years +
Transform your colouring-in and learn local Aboriginal animal names through AR with kuril dhagun!

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Chiladni

6 years +
What does sound look like? Learn about the physics of sound by experimenting with acoustic plates.
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Flubber Bouncy Balls

6 years +
Make and play with slime and then turn it into a bouncy ball!
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Water Bomb Painting

6 years +
Do you fancy yourself as a bit of an abstract impressionist? Or do you just like throwing things? This could be the painting workshop for you.
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Thermocolour T-Shirt Printing

8 years +
Print your own design on a t-shirt with inks that change colour with temperature and join the 80s fashion revival.
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Let's Dance

6 years +
An energetic dance workshop to get you moving and grooving with friends. Together we will learn, research and create a dance piece to perform at the end.
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StreatBeat School of Hard Knocks

6 years +
The StreetBeat program uses junk to create great percussion sounds and is led by Brisbane musician, Darryl Bowers.
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Build Your Own Library in Minecraft

8 years +
Calling all Minecraft builders - help us turn State Library into the space you want it to be!
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Scratch Yourself

12 years+
Record your own voice (or other sound) then have fun messing with it using a DJ controller modelled off a classic vinyl platter interface.
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Spare Parts Play Space

2–6 years
A play-based laboratory for State Library's youngest artists and scientists to talk, tinker, sing, build, read & play!
All day drop-in

World's Largest DNA

All ages
Knitting is a simple way to make complex things concrete - like one dimensional bottles and coral reefs, but what about DNA?
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Intergalactic Cubby

6 years +
During this drop in session, children will become the engineers that lead the imagining and building of cubbies on an alternate planet.
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Battle Bots Championship

8 years +
Come and build a battle bot with your team using Lego, rubber bands, and electronics.
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Vox Pop Doc Workshop

8 years +
Step into the limelight and learn the skills involved to video and conduct video interviews.
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Fun Palace 2018 - Writing Science Fiction Masterclass with Brian Falkner

10–15 years
Are you 10 to 15 years of age with a keen interest in writing? Then don't miss the opportunity to attend a special masterclass with a professional author as part of Fun Palace 2018 at State Library of Queensland.
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Brisbane Tool Library Tour

16 years +
The Brisbane Tool Library, based in the basement of The Edge, allows you to borrow hand and power tools, camping and sport equipment.
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Edge Tour

16 years +
Join this short tour to discover all of the wonder and facilities that the Edge has to offer.
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When:
Sat 6 Oct 2018, 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Venue:
The Edge, State Library
Cost:
Free
Bookings:

Drop-in and bookable sessions

More information:
The Edge
Mon to Fri 9:00am–5:00pm (07) 3840 7329
Sat and Sun 12:00–6:00pm (07) 3842 9400
what.the@edgeqld.org.au  

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