Funomena Dr Graham’s Scientific Funomena

Can you really launch marshmallows out of a vacuum cleaner, make rockets from common household items, or freeze someone in liquid nitrogen? Strap yourself in for a wild ride through physics and chemistry as we blast, launch, laugh, ignite and explode our way through a series of astonishing experiments. We’ll ‘rocketise’ innocent soft drink bottles, launch teddy-bears with liquid nitrogen, create marshmallow-firing weapons of mass suction and create some jolly big (safe) explosions…  

Come celebrate the wonder of science and uncover the fun in phenomena. 


This show is free but please book your tickets online to avoid disappointment. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

1pm Tuesday 12 July 2016 | Alexandra
Alexandra Community Centre, Skird Street

12.30pm Wednesday 13 July 2016 | Wanaka
Wanaka Primary School Hall, 7 Ironside Drive, Wanaka

Second show for Wanaka

Due to popular demand, we have added a second show for Wanaka:

2.30pm Wednesday 13 July 2016 | Wanaka
Wanaka Primary School Hall, 7 Ironside Drive, Wanaka

About Dr Graham Walker

Funomena experimentGraham Walker has been performing science shows for the past 15 years and regularly thrills audiences around the world with his unique brand of entertaining and engaging science.  He has unique experience working with younger children, teenagers and families and his shows are jammed with intriguing science aimed to inspire audiences to laugh, learn, see the wonder of the scientific method and highlight the careers available.

In addition to his PhD, Graham has a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University, including a year’s training with the Shell Questacon Science Circus. He’s also worked for the Australian Science Festival and five years with CSIRO Education as their national Marketing Manager. He currently works at the Australian National University on teacher development and international projects in tandem with his freelance activities.

Dr Graham Walker has been brought to New Zealand by the International Science Festival. See event: Sounds like Science with Dr Graham Walker and DJ Sixfootsix.  His tour of regional Otago is organised by the Royal Society of New Zealand with assistance from the University of Otago Chemistry Department.