1. Special Exhibitions
Scitech run great exhibitions throughout the year, usually leading upto and during the school holidays. Go to their website to uncover their latest exciting offering.2. Discoverland
This is Scitech’s exclusive area for 3–7 year olds. Kids can play with hands-on exhibits that stimulate them to experiment with forces through magnets, air, water, gravity, electricity and so on. The exhibits cleverly teach the children about scientific concepts without them even realising it! Look out for the small aquarium that you can sit beneath – the glass is curved and forms an underwater cave. Other popular exhibits include a ball conveyor system, warping mirrors, shadow play puppets and a construction site where the kids can use wheelbarrows and pulleys to move and build with foam bricks.
3. Puppet Shows
The Puppet Theatre is a place where 3–7 year olds can begin to experience science through story telling. The emphasis is on simplicity of message and interaction with the puppets and puppeteers.
Shows are 20 to 30 minutes long, and included in your Scitech admission ticket.
4. Science Theatre Shows
Science shows are performed in the Lotterywest Science Theatre. Scitech’s team performs spectacular demonstrations live daily. These sessions are 25 minutes in duration and suitable for ages 7+. They are included in your admission and do not require booking.
Scitech Planetarium shows are included in your admission ticket, but are only for Ages 4+, so no prams or babes in arms will be admitted. Enjoy an impressive show while seated in reclining chairs and surrounded by the massive dome shaped screen.
Play with water without getting wet on this interactive display. Discover how the water cycle works by drawing, erasing and directing the water flow on the large touch screen display. What happens when you direct water into a garden, a house or a farm and how does water then become rain again? Use your curiosity and problem solving skills to get a range of results in this virtual world.7. The Visible Hive
Watch a swarm of busy bees in this specially-designed hive that has a tunnel entrance to the real world outside. The fascinating hive gives you an insight into the various jobs of bees, how they make honey and more.
8. R+D Zone
See what the talented workshop team has been up to in this special zone full of gadgets and gizmos. The team is continuously busy designing and building prototypes of their inventions!9. Hatching Chicks Eggshibit
In the main hall of Scitech you can find this exciting display – chicks hatching from eggs in an incubator! Of course you may not be lucky enough to actually witness one hatch, but you can watch the cute chicks feeding and scurrying about inside the dome. For a video of a live hatching follow this link.10. Discovery Shop
Last but not least, make sure you take Science home by visiting the Discovery Shop, located at the exit. It stocks an exciting range of unique gifts and scientific gadgets to suit all budgets. You can find books, experiments, games, modelling kits and plenty of other fun objects. Products are updated to reflect Scitech’s feature exhibitions, and designed to enhance the learning experience. You can visit the Discovery Shop without a ticket of entry to Scitech.
Scitech is open 9.30am – 4pm Weekdays and 10am – 5pm weekends and school holidays.
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