Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

15 August 2019

Jane Howlett, Liberal Member for Prosser

Celebrating science at TMAG and beyond

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is proud to support the wonderful celebration of science that is Beaker Street as it returns to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).

BeakerStreet@TMAG will present two mind-expanding nights of talks, debates, bars and live music this Friday and Saturday night.

Beaker Street aims to take science out of the laboratory and into the wider community to inspire wonder and curiosity in our surroundings and everyday lives.

This year the event has expanded beyond the museum’s walls to include an ‘Out and About’ program of Academy of Science talks at the Hobart Town Hall as well as experiences and tours supported by Events Tasmania and the City of Hobart.

More than 150 scientists and artists from around Australia are taking part in this year’s event.  Highlights include talks by Kirsha Kaechele (Eat the Problem) and gourmet farmer Matthew Evans, as well as the Hobart premiere screening of Push Day, a short film depicting an expedition into Australia’s deepest cave found in the Tasmanian wilderness.

Visitors will also be able to play retro video games, taste Tasmanian whiskies at the Distillers’ bar, get hands-on in the Menzies Living Laboratory and be part of the audience for ABC Radio National’s Ockham’s Razor program.

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