Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week 2017 is just around the corner. Join the celebrations from October 8-14, 2017 and celebrate the theme "Earth and Human Activity." This year's event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet's natural systems and processes.

Want to test your Earth Science knowledge?

Take one or all three of our Quizzes!

Adults - Have you ever wondered what happens in our Education Centre?

The education team invite adults (only) to find out during Earth Science Week.

You will be greeted in the building foyer where hundreds of items from the National Mineral Collection are on display. Once within the Education Centre some of the activities and concepts commonly taught to school students will be explained. We will consider earthquakes in Australia, tectonic plates and their movement, rocks, minerals and fossils plus sediments under the microscope and recording a human 'earthquake'. You will be able to explore the hands-on activities in the room and view 3D geological information and maps.


  • Tuesday, 10 October 6pm - 7pm (refreshments served from 5.30pm)
  • Friday, 13 October 11am - 12pm

Book your place

*Limited to 20 per tour

In the week following Earth Science Week

Mineral and Fossil Collection Experience
Explore the world class collection on amazing specimens stored in Geoscience Australia’s archive.


  • Monday, 16 October 10am and 6pm
  • Tuesday, 17 October 10am and 6pm
  • Thursday, 19 October 10am and 6pm

Book your place

*Limited to 10 per tour. Not suitable for under 10 year olds.