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University of Melbourne, Bio21 Institute: Innovation from the Outside-In


The Bio21 Institute is a molecular science and biotechnology institute. It is home to a community of brilliant scientists, equipped with the most cutting-edge instrumentation, working together to improve human health and the environment through innovation in biotechnology and molecular sciences, driven by multidisciplinary research and dynamic interactions with industry.

What's On

Join the Bio21 team in a rare opportunity to explore behind the scenes of one of Australia’s largest biotechnology research centres, with a free interactive exhibition of various research projects (in the Atrium) and guided tours of the buildings and working laboratories.
Meet some of the amazing scientists who make science interesting and accessible to all. Suitable for families, with a kid’s corner and simple science activities on offer.

Children’s activities

The exhibition in the Atrium will have interactive displays and children’s activities available

Images: (1) Bio21 exterior. Photo: Sarah Fisher. (2-3) Bio21 interior. Photos: Peter Casamento.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 30 + Sunday 31 July
Open 10am-4pm
Tours run 10.30am - 3.00pm
Running for 30 minutes in groups of 10 people.

Entry is via the main doors, straight into the Atrium's public area with an array of displays and interactive activities. All access points will be signed, including the tour muster point.
Access to other areas of the building will be limited to those booked on a guided tour. Bookings can be made with Institute staff who will be on site to assist.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Partially wheelchair accessible


30 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052


Presented by University of Melbourne and Bio21 Institute.



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