Welcome to Hands-On Science


We have a record number of applications – over 500 for the 240 available places.  We will be selecting over the next few days and hope to send you all notification by post in the first week of November.


Just a reminder that applications close on Friday (17 October) at 5 pm.  Late applications will not be accepted.

If you registered online and still have to send in your supporting information, please get that in by Friday at 5 pm.


FREESTA funding not available for 2015

We are sorry but we have to announce that the Freemasons Charity are withdrawing their funding for Hands-On Science 2015.  We encourage you to contact your local Rotary or Lions clubs, schools, iwi organisations or hapu for funding.


Enrolments are welcome now!

Enrolment material for Hands-On Science 2015 has just been sent to schools, so look out for it – ask your HoD Science.

The goal of Hands-On Science is to demonstrate, in a friendly and interactive environment, some of the activities that scientists are involved in and to encourage talented young New Zealanders to consider science as a career. We do this by bringing students to New Zealand’s oldest and most attractive university, an institution having an international reputation for excellence in scientific research and teaching.

The dates for Hands-On Science 2015 are 11 – 16 January 2015. Registration fee is $650.

If you want to see for yourself what Hands-On Science is all about, watch the movie below.

So get into it!