* Parents Room * Toilets * Cafe (in complex) * Vending Machines * Bring Own Food Welcome * First Aid * Open Every Day (except Christmas & Boxing Day) * Free Parking * Short Walk from City West Train Station Fremantle Line * Gift Store * Under 4's FREE * Explore-A-Saurus Exhibition until Oct 30th, 2016
Scitech located in West Perth, in the City West complex and brings fun and learning together! It's open everyday of the year (except Christmas and Boxing Day)
If you are ever wondering what to do with the kids then Scitech is the answer. It's a fun way for kids and parents to play together - the best thing is the kids most likely wont realise they are actually learning about science while they are playing too!
Firstly - when you arrive you will see that the underground parking is ticketed. Parking is free, just drive through, grab your ticket and have them validate it when you enter Scitech. You can also catch the train on the Fremantle Line to City West station and walk to Scitech.
Scitech has several play stations that are permanent - but they also change activities and exhibits so you get a different learning and play experiences each time you go. There is an exhibition section at Scitech which is currently hosting the Bionic Me Exhibition. Read more about the Bionic Me Exhibition here
When you first enter Scitech there is a toddler zone. There is a wall building activitiy where kids use foam bricks, ramps & pulleys to pull down and rebuild the wall. This is a hit everytime we go, and we seem to spend the first half a hour here before we look at anything else! So Scitech has something for kids of all ages everyday.
The very popular wall building activity - using different angled ramps and pulleys to move these foam bricks around to demolish and rebuild the brick wall! This is a permanent activity at Scitech
Here are some more of the activities in the main section of Scitech - some of these are permanent, however some activities are regularly changed so there is something new if you visit every few months.
Put on a puppet show and push buttons to see what happens!
Glide high up in the sky
Crank the handles to move the balls around these massive spiral towers!
Scitech also features lots of innovation themed activities. Pictured above is a ball that can be controlled on this tablet device. It's pretty tricky trying to move the ball over the ramps.
Make sure take some time to have a chat to this guy too - he's an absolutely crack up
There isn't a cafe within Scitech - there are vending machines for coffee/tea & soft drinks, chocolates and chips. They take notes and coins, however ensure you take some change as the machines often run out of change so may not accept notes. You can get change from the gift shop. There is an area with tables and chairs to take a break and enjoy a snack and drink within Scitech near the vending machines.
You are welcome to bring along your own food and drink. There is also Astro Cafe which is located just outside Scitech. If you want leave Scitech and return later just show your ticket purchase receipt to regain entry to Scitech.
There are also several shows during the day - you can check show times when you arrive at the door they are also announced over the load speaker throughout the day. Just note with Horizon Shows in the Planetarium kids must be 4 years or over.
So if you are taking both children that are under 4 and children that are over 4 that would like to see the shows, take two adults along, as kids under 12 must have an adult with them. There are also Puppet Shows & Theatre Shows throughout the day for kids of all ages.
If you haven't been to Scitech yet, or you haven't been for a while - put it on your list of things to do, it's a fun day out for the whole family.
Cost: Adults $19, Kids $12, Family Pass (2A2C) $52, Under 4's FREE. Parking within the City West complex is free, just bring your parking card along with you and Scitech will validate it so you can get out (Note: during events you may need to park outside the City West complex if it's full, which is paid parking along the streets)
What to Bring: snacks, drinks - or grab something from the vending machines or cafe
How to Get There: Sutherland St, West Perth
More information: www.scitech.org.au
Want info and a map to take you to Scitech while you are on the go? Then get the Kids Around Perth App today and find it under Attractions / City- Central
Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Lauren, 1st January 2014. Reviewed 16th May 2016
Explore-A-Saurus (until October 2016)
Winter Toddlerfest July 2014
Ingenious! Make, Tinker, Engineer Exhibition December 2013
Make your own lego car and race it was definitely the most popular with my boys!
Another popular one particularly with our 3yo - watch all the cups get sucked up by the vacuum, watch them fall they rush to push them back in to get sucked up again!
Make an igloo, throw a paper plane, play with magic sand and create a masterpiece out of cardboard!