The Riverina Science Festival is kicking off today ahead of a week-long celebration of all things science.
Presented by Wagga City Library, the festival will provide people of all ages with a hands-on take to education, following science into the kitchen, river, classroom and even the future.
The week-long festival will culminate with a family science day, Future World, on Saturday 17 August to wrap up the National Science Week celebration.
Library manager Claire Campbell said the festival had something for everyone.
"Future World has nine separate activity areas throughout the Civic Centre precinct with something for all ages," she said.
"There will be everything from parasites, virtual reality, coding, music and more."
Throughout the week in the lead up to the main day of science-based fun, there will be a mix of community and school events.
"We are fortunate to have Dr Rina Fu join this year's festival," Ms Campbell said.
"Her work as a scientist has taken her from state-of-the-art labs in the US to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, and is a parasite expert."
In addition to the Future World event, the following activities will be on offer throughout the week:
- Sunday 11 August: Life on the Levee
- Wednesday 14 August and Fri 16 August: Kitchen Science Storytime
- Thursday 15 August: Quiet Science
- Friday 16 August: Busting the Myth of the Mad Scientist