The Sydney Science Festival kicks off on Thursday 11 August at the Powerhouse Museum with a FREE, adults-only celebration of astronomical proportions at MAASive Lates: Science.

The Museum doors will be flung open for a full-on night-time science celebration where you can expect the unexpected. Enjoy an in-conversation with astrophysicist Dr Alan Duffy, speed meeting a geek (or two), hands-on science encounters, science-inspired dance and music, periodic table scrabble, plus so much more.

You’ll also have the chance to be one of the first to take a tour of the Museum’s brand new Collider exhibition, from the Science Museum, London*.

Last year’s MAASive Lates: Science event booked out so be sure to get your tickets now.

Powerhouse Museum, Thursday 11 August, 6–9pm. Adults 18+ only.

FREE, bookings essential. Limit of four tickets per booking.

*Tickets must be purchased to enter Collider and are discounted for the night.

Come on a journey inside the largest scientific experiment ever constructed. Buried deep under the border between Switzerland and France, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe.

This immersive exhibition from Science Museum, London blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, recreating a visit to the famous particle physics laboratory.

See history being made. Meet engineers who build the impossible. Walk the tunnels of CERN. Stand in the heart of a collision. Witness a moment of discovery. Step inside the world’s greatest experiment.

On this night only, save 30%. Entry to MAASive Lates: Science is of course included.

Powerhouse Museum, Thursday 11 August, 6–9pm. Adults 18+ only. $14/$10.