Discover hidden genius at Fun Palace

Published: 04 Oct 2018

Curious and creative kids are invited to explore a world of scientific fun when Earlville Library transforms into a Fun Palace this weekend.

An annual initiative that aims to foster community engagement through arts, science and technology, Fun Palaces were enjoyed by more than 126,000 people worldwide in 2017.

“This is the third year that Cairns has participated in the event,” Mayor Bob Manning said. “Fun Palaces build on the idea that everyone is an artist and everyone is a scientist and aim to uncover the hidden genius in every participant.

“It’s a great opportunity to bring people together in our libraries to explore science through fun and creative activities.”

Earlville Library will be transformed into a Fun Palace this Saturday 6 October from 9am to 11.30am. During this time, visitors are invited to join in robotics workshops, create an LED lantern or build a mini-hovercraft, among other activities.

“There will be all sorts of interesting ideas to keep curious minds engaged, from building robots to examining the physics involved in launching objects from a catapult,” Cr Manning said.

“We hope the day will inspire a generation of future scientists and engineers.

“It’s going to be a wonderfully interactive family event; we’d love to see parents come along and join in with their kids to discover new interests and talents together.”

All activities are free and open to all.

Last updated: 09 October 2018