SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY
The Australian Museum is dedicating a day to handson experiments and events for young physicists and biologists. Kids and teens can learn about volcanoes, Aboriginal medicine and edible plants. They can extract the DNA from fruit and hold a lizard. àAustralian Museum, 1 William St, Darlinghurst 2001. 02 9320 6000. www.australianmuseum.net.au. 9.30am-4.30pm. $0-$20. Sat Aug 12.
JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY
Hancock is known for his playful illustration style and books like All the Buildings in Sydney. Visitors can watch the illustrator work across the house and grounds gaining inspiration from what he sees. àRose Seidler House, 71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga 2076. 02 9989 8020. sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/rose-seidlerhouse. Sun 11am-3pm. $0-$12. Aug 6, 13, 20 & 27.
ASTRONOMY IN THE PARK
Swap Friday night drinks for a trip to the park and a chance to learn more about the universe. Professional astronomers from the Sydney Observatory willl talk about the planets and the cosmos, and you can have a go at their telescope. An Aboriginal educator will also share stories about the sky. àCentennial Park 2021. 02 9339 6699. www.centennialparklands.com.au. 6-8pm. $15-$29. Fri Aug 11.