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STEM activities at the Opera House this August

Inspired by National Science Week

Sydney Opera House

“I like to be on the edge of the possible.” - Jørn Utzon

STEM at the House celebrates all of the amazing activities happening this August in celebration of National Science Week. Join us for a range of STEM programs that incorporate our unique Opera House site and its function as a major performing arts and cultural venue. 

The Sydney Opera House is an internationally renowned masterpiece where design, architecture, the built environment, and creativity change the way people experience the world. The building was made possible through the collaboration between architects, engineers and builders. This includes architects Jørn Utzon and Peter Hall, and Sir Ove Arup who was an engineer, designer and philosopher.

Onsite Intensives and Workshops

SOH BUILD Secondary School Design Challenge

When: Monday 1 - Friday 5 August
Who: School participation is by invitation only. Please register your interest my contacting

A unique Creative Learning program for year 9 and 10 students, exploring a holistic journey through STEM/STEAM subjects as inspired by the Sydney Opera House.


Creative Learning STEM Modules

When: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 August
Cost: $15 per student

Stories from the Reef, Bodies as Buildings and Dissecting Geometry; creative learning workshop modules for students in years K-9 that span science, dance, maths, visual arts and engineering!

Online Talks and Workshops

Live: Dr Karl Digital Talk

When? Monday 8 August 10.30am AEST
Cost: Free

Celebrate National Science Week with Dr Karl!


Live: Cristy Burne and Denis Knight Digital Talk

When? Wednesday 10 August 10.30am AEST
Cost: Free

Celebrate National Science Week with the authors of Wednesday Weeks!


Live: Visual Storytelling with Motion Capture Digital Workshop

When? Friday 12 August at 11am, 12.15pm, 2pm AEST
Cost: Free

We’ll capture your best moves, fusing technology with creative play.


Watch again: Karlie Noon

Cost: Free

Karlie Alinta Noon talks about First Nations astronomy, astrophysics, STEM, creative thinking, problem solving and innovation

Inspiration for your classroom

Resource: Eddie Woo Maths of the Opera House

Join award-winning maths teacher, author, and Wootube star Eddie Woo to learn about geometry, infinite numbers, and the importance of creativity in STEM. Each episode features special guests who have consulted on the design of the Opera House and includes a worksheet to support continued learning.


Resource: The Artificial Reef Project

Discover what's living in the water around the Opera House, learn about the project to protect it, and ways you can help build a more sustainable future!

Eddie Woo

Get in touch

For more information about these programs, and to see how we can support cross-curricula teaching and learning in the classroom, please contact our Creative Learning team at

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