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What is Big Science?

Experiment with atoms and nanoscience, explore virtual reality labs, and take immersive tours of New Zealand’s research facilities. Build your own instruments, measure and experiment with others, and investigate alongside real scientists.

Share your science and become part of something bigger. Join BIG SCIENCE! now and embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery, connecting science across New Zealand!

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We are currently looking for young scientists to help us build with atoms, discover our place in the universe and master the force! We teach you everything you need to know to get involved.



The scientists who run BIG SCIENCE! are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and are committed to fostering curiosity and supporting young people in their scientific journey. With their guidance and mentorship, you’ll gain valuable insights into the world of scientific discovery.

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We’re looking for science enthusiasts aged between 11-15. This is an exciting opportunity to explore the wonders of science.


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Once you join BIG SCIENCE! we will mail you our specially designed kits and share easy to follow instructions so you can construct your own ‘lab equipment’!


Connect with Real Scientists & Unleash Your Curiosity

As a participant, you can ask our scientists questions, discuss your findings, and gain insights from their expertise.

Don't miss out on this unique chance to join BIG SCIENCE! It's a community of young, inquisitive minds like yours, coming together to explore the wonders of science.