School holiday workshops

Every school holidays, we hold engaging workshops in our CSIRO Lab to keep holiday boredom at bay.

Scitech holiday activities cater for children aged 4 to 16 years old, with a variety of workshops on offer to ensure there's something for everyone. 

For other special events and workshops in the CSIRO Lab, see our Community Events in the CSIRO Lab page.

Some snaps from previous CSIRO Lab workshops:

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    Workshops cover a huge array of science topics
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    Kids are encouraged to share their work in a friendly and positive environment
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    Experimenting and thinking outside the box is highly encouraged

September/October Workshops

Earthquake engineers

Take on the role of a civil engineer as you design and construct a multi-storied tower. Learn how to make your tower strong and stable enough to withstand our shaky earthquake simulator.

Members: $15.00 | Non-members: $18.00

27 September
28 September 
29 September 
9.30-11.00am  8-11 year olds 8-11 year olds 8-15 year olds
12.00-1.30pm   8-11 year olds 8-11 year olds  8-11 year olds
2.30-4.00pm   12-15 year olds 12-15 year olds   

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Junior forensics

Step into the shoes of a forensic scientist, as you work in small groups to solve the crime of who stole the library book. Use a range of forensic science techniques to investigate the evidence including digital microscopy, chromatography and paw print analysis.

Members: $12.00 | Non-members: $15.00

30 September 
1 October 
3 October 
 9.30-10.45am  4-6 year olds 4-6 year olds  4-6 year olds 
11.30am-12.45pm  4-6 year olds  4-6 year olds  4-6 year olds 
1.30-2.45pm   7-8 year olds 7-8 year olds 7-8 year olds 
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Do you know what you're wearing?

Put your clothes under the microscope and take a closer look at what you’re wearing when scientist Gary Cass takes over the CSIRO Lab. Enter a world of innovation and creative thinking where clothes made from sparkling wine and beer is a reality, and where you can be part of a more sustainable clothing industry.

Gary Cass is the creator of a new textile fibre called Nanollose™. 

Members: $19.00 | Non-members: $22.00

4 October 
10.00am-12.00pm   8-15 year olds
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Fizzy chemistry

Experiment with acids and bases to make some fizzing chemical reactions. Use colourful indicators to test your mixtures, then make your own bubbling lava lamp to take home.

Members: $15.00 | Non-members: $18.00

6 October 
7 October 
8 October 
9.30-10.30am   4-6 year olds  4-6 year olds  4-6 year olds
11.30am-12.30pm  4-6 year olds  4-6 year olds  4-6 year olds
1.30-2.30pm   7-8 year olds 7-8 year olds  7-8 year olds 

Science night

What happens at Scitech once the sun goes down? Science Night is back these holidays with an exclusive after-hours event just for kids. Explore Scitech’s awesome Explore-a-saurus exhibition, see a show in the Lotterywest Science Theatre, experiment in the CSIRO Lab and complete a science scavenger hunt.

Pizza and drinks will be provided for booked attendees.

Members: $25 | Non-members: $27

When: Tuesday 4th October - please note new date
Time: 5.30-8.30pm 
Ages: 6-16 years

Maximum 100 participants. 

Out and about

Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre

Unleash your inner scientist with a hands-on experience of some of the awe-inspiring technologies used by the Perkins researchers. Visitors don a lab coat, gloves and safety glasses and learn how scientists do the experiments that lead to new discoveries, new medicines and a brighter future. This laboratory session will explore DNA extraction, cloning your own cells for experiments and examining them alongside living cancer cells.

Please meet a Scitech staff member in the foyer 10 minutes prior to the session to get your name checked off the list.

Please note: Participants must wear flat closed in shoes and the session will only be held if 10 or more people book a spot. Maximum 16 participants per session.

Members: $28.00 | Non-members: $30.00

When: Wednesday 5th October 
Times: 10.00am-12.00pm OR 2.00-4.00pm
Ages: suitable for adults and kids aged 12 years and over
Location: 6 Verdun Street Nedlands WA 6009, click here for more directions


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Please note: workshops will only run if a sufficient number of bookings are secured. Workshop numbers are capped at 20 participants unless otherwise specified. 

For more information, call the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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