Unearthed FREE community event in Mackay

Sunday 1 August 2021, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC)

Join us for an action packed program of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) inspired activities, demonstrations and performances for the whole family. From Minecraft and interactive digital technologies to creative spaces, Unearthed is back with new experiences to suit all ages from the young to the young at heart. Spread across the MECC, Senior Citizen Centre and Artspace, this year’s event is not to be missed. 

Please note, due to the current and rapidly changing COVID situation in NSW, Dr Karl is unable to travel to Mackay for the Unearthed event and therefore we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Extreme Moments of Science with Dr Karl (Saturday 31 July) and Dr Karl for Kids (Sunday 1 August) events. We are very disappointed and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you are a ticket holder to one of these events you will receive an automatic refund from the MECC. No further action is required. Please be patient as we process a number of refunds in coming days.

Make a day of it:

• Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony with Yuwi People
• Use interactive technology to explore local megafauna and sea monster discoveries up close with Queensland Museum Network
• Step into the shoes of a palaeontologist and discover The Crazy World of Dinosaurs and Sea Monsters with museum scientists
• Dig into the world of Earth Sciences with interactive activities at Terra Firma
• Watch 8 teams battle it out in a Minecraft competition with Splitspaces and STEM Punks – may the best gamers win!
• Experience virtual realities, interact with holograms and walk the virtual Plank with Professor Tech
• Learn the science robotics and 3D modelling and take a virtual mine tour with CQUniversity
• Tune in with science and technology experts and discover the role of technology in Future Jobs
• Discover a world where the circus and mathematics collide with Sensory Circus and CQUniversity
• See Alligator Creek State School’s Geosciences project by their rock star students
• Get creative with dinosaur origami, mask making, LEGO® and more!

Unearthed is a community event supported by Project DIG, a partnership between Queensland Museum Network and BHP to transform how we store, explore and share our collection and research with communities worldwide. 


Event Details

31 July 2021 - 01 August 2021