Wacky and wonderful scientists to come out after dark

THE Queensland Rail Museum begins a night of science after dark today, in support of National Science week.

Queensland Museum Network acting director Mr Alexander Hayward said it was a fantastic platform to hold their own event to bring people and science together.

"Science Fusion at The Workshops Rail Museum will bring together 15 science experts and innovators to the museum for visitors to meet and engage with," Mr Hayward said.

Visitors can enjoy a glass of wine while they explore the wacky and wonderful exhibitions.

National Science Week is an annual celebration featuring more than 1000 events across the country.

Mr Hayward said people can expect to experience live music with great food and drink on offer, quirky displays including 3D printing demonstrations, science and ultrasound demonstrations and Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters just to name a few.

Mr Hayward said this was the second year the museum has hosted the event, and there will be many more to come.

"Last year's event was hugely successful and we are very excited to host it again," Mr Hayward said.

"As its success continues to grow, we hope to run more night time events at the museum."

The Queensland Museum Network has partnered with Inspiring Australia to deliver the event.

After Dark Science Fusion starts today, from 5,30-9pm.

Also coming up for the Queensland Rail Museum is the Museum Twilight Markets.

The Twilight Markets will combine some of south-east Queensland's best handmade markets, live music, food trucks and free craft workshops. The Twilight Markets will be held on August 25, from 5-9pm and tickets are available for purchase at the door.



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