The Science Circus will be held at Gympie's Town Hall
The Science Circus will be held at Gympie's Town Hall Hienee Pilcher

Science Circus to entertain all

SPIN yourself until you're dizzy, compare your reflexes to a Formula 1 driver and see your fingertips under the microscope with the Shell Questacon Science Circus.

Gympie's Town Hall will be overflowing with exciting, hands-on science when the Science Circus and their colourful semi-trailer roll into town on Wednesday November 11 from 5-8pm.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy more than 40 interactive science exhibits and watch spectacular science shows as Science Circus presenters hold fire in their hands, lie on a bed of nails and levitate beach balls.

"Our exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to get hands-on with science. It's a great way to discover new things about our world and explore the science and technology all around us," Science Circus presenter Josh Ezackial said.

The team is visiting local schools throughout the eight regions in October and November, sharing flying rockets, freezing cold liquid nitrogen and gooey slime with students through a range of interactive science shows.

"We hope that many of the students we've visited in schools will bring their families along to the public exhibition, to explore science together and with the rest of the community," Josh said.

The Science Circus comprises 15 postgraduate students studying a Master of Science Communication Outreach at The Australian National University.

The students spend three months visiting communities all over Australia to engage people with science.

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