Winter Toddlerfest

Scitech transforms into an exclusive playground for toddlers 23-31 July 2016.

Toddlerfest is designed for 0-5 years and their families.

Imagine, discover and explore together as you:
• Discover space in a special Planetarium show
• Meet the farm animals
• Visit the Mini-Scientists Lab
• Play in the Toddler’s Wonderland
• Plus more!

Some snaps from previous Toddlerfest events:

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    Toddlers are free to explore over 100 exhibits on the main floor.
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    The crawl zone is ideal for the littlest family members.
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    Toddlers can meet animals of all shapes and sizes in the animal farm zone.


Shows and activities 
(Times may be subject to change)

Beyond Earth planetarium show
Experience the wonders of our Solar System in this spectacular 10-minute voyage. Travel through space, visit other worlds and much, much more.

Weekdays  9.30am, 9.45am, 10am, 10.15am, 10.30am, 12pm, 12.15pm, 2pm, 2.15pm 
Weekends  10am, 10.15am, 10.30am, 10.45am, 11am, 12.30pm, 12.45pm, 2.30pm, 2.45pm

Toddler's Wonderland
A space where you and your toddler can play, explore and discover together. Toddler’s Wonderland is an interactive and exciting learning environment where developing young minds will discover how science is involved in our daily lives. 
When: Daily

Farm animals
The animal farm gives families an opportunity to get up close and personal with a range of animals you’ll recognise from Old MacDonald’s Farm. Explore how the animals are cared for and why they’re useful for people as the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the farm come to life for Toddlerfest.
When: 10am-3pm Mon to Fri; 10am – 4pm Sat to Sun

A Dinosaur tale
What was it like to be a dinosaur? Through the wonder of shadow puppetry you will step back in time to meet some of your favourite dinosaurs. What do you think makes them so special? Be surprised when fossils are found. You can even roar and munch like a dinosaur.

Weekdays 10am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm 
Weekends 10am, 10.30, 11.30, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30, 3.30pm

Little Palaeontologist activities
Step back in time to when dinosaurs reigned supreme and get up-close-and-personal with these prehistoric creatures in Scitech's latest feature exhibition, Explore-a-saurus. Colour in a prehistoric pet to see if it can camouflage in the forest, match the fossil to the dinosaur and even make your very own fossil to show your friends and family!
When: Daily

Mini-Scientist Lab
Become a junior Einstein by engaging with the mini scientist laboratory provided by Telethon Kids Institute. On Monday to Friday mornings meet real scientists and researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute and talk to a professional in child research.
When: Weekdays

More Winter Toddlerfest 2016 show and activity information coming soon.

Child development and parenting information

Seek child development and parenting information at Toddlerfest with various organisations such as Better Beginnings, Playgroup WA, Child and Adolescent Community Health (CACH) and SDERA who will have stalls at the event. 

Continue the learning at home by browsing through Scitech’s ScienceNetwork WA to read the latest science news. Whether you’re interested in reading about sleeping habits, premmie babies’ breastmilk or combating bullying, there’s a wealth of parenting related articles to be explore.

You can find some more resources in our Early Childhood Activity Booklet, which contains helpful information and activities on a range of topics including light, sound and maths. Download the PDF booklet here:

Early Childhood activity booklet - PDF

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Cost and getting here
Normal Scitech admission prices apply during Toddlerfest, making it an affordable day out for the whole family!

General Admission
Children under 4 years: FREE
Children (4-15yrs): $12
Concession: $16
Adults: $19

Bring a friend!
Mini-group (1A +3C or 2A +2C): $52

Teachers (PP - K) are able to receive school pricing for school groups who visit Toddlerfest. Bookings are essential on 9215 0740.

Getting to Scitech
By train: Catch the train to ‘City West’, one stop from the Perth City train station on the Fremantle line.
By car: Limited free parking is available to all Scitech visitors at City West. Please ask for parking validation on arrival at our ticket booth. If the carpark is full, there is alternative paid parking at Watertown.

Purchase your tickets online

Did you know you can become a Scitech member?

Scitech's active membership network are known as Scitrekkers. Scitrekkers receive unlimited entry to Scitech plus Discovery Shop and program discounts.

Your membership starts from the day you sign up and is valid for one year.

Scitech members are eligible for benefits such as free general admission to science centres outside their local area through the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

Become a member

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Event details

  • Ages: All Ages
  • Start Date: Saturday, 23 July 2016
  • End date: Sunday, 31 July 2016
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