The Super STEM Fair is one science fair you do not want to miss. Head over to MOTAT on Sunday 8 April 2018 to meet the Kiwi specialists pushing the boundaries in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and experience the wonder behind the current slime craze, glow in the dark bugs, robots, volcanos and much more.
Hosted in partnership with the University of Auckland and the NZ Association of Scientists, this family focussed annual event brings the wonders of STEM into our everyday lives. Young and old will be inspired by the expertise and hands-on activities created by leading scientists and technologists from tertiary institutions and industries such as: Auckland, Canterbury and Massey Universities, AUT and the Association for Women in the Sciences.
See Bug Lab, an interactive science exhibition at Auckland Zoo, developed by Te Papa and Weta Workshop in the summer school holidays.
Featuring giant 3-D bug models within four magical chambers, Bug Lab is a spectacularly interactive and immersive experience for all ages that offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn from the genius of bugs.
Enter the ‘operating theatre’ of the iridescent jewel wasp and watch her turn a cockroach into a zombie – to feed the kids of course. Help the Japanese honeybees defeat the giant hornet, their greatest enemy. The kids (and the adults too) can test themselves against the bugs with games of skill.
Every bug has a secret, and your families goal is to discover it at Bug Lab. Precision flight, mind control, swarm intelligence... bugs did it all first, and they’re still doing it better. What would the future look like if humans could match their brilliance?
Bug Lab is on at Auckland Zoo from Wednesday 20 December 2017. Bug Lab sessions are booked in one hour time slots, so it is advisable to book your tickets here ahead of your visit to ensure you get to go to Bug Lab on the day you visit. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult to visit Bug Lab.
For more information see: www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/bug-lab
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