Where we began. And where we’re going.
Our engagement with real life STEM – that’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics – dates back to before the term even existed.
Three great thinkers – the influential physicist Emeritus Professor John de Laeter, mining visionary Sir Laurence Brodie-Hall, and politician and computing pioneer the Hon. Mal Bryce – asked, “If our future depends on science and technology, how can we get people inspired?”
The answer was Scitech, opening in 1988 with an interactive discovery centre in City West and a mission to inspire the entire state’s collective curiosity. Since then, as WA’s leading STEM engagement organisation, we’ve welcomed millions of visitors, travelled to every corner of the state, and sent exhibitions around Australia and the world.
Our HQ is located in Perth, but the Scitech vision extends across the whole state, and the world at large. Our planetarium is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and our exhibitions have inspired audiences across North America, Asia and the Middle East.
Curiosity, we’ve found, crosses borders of all kinds.
We believe that developing STEM interest, awareness, participation and capability empowers our community, diversifies our economy and develops our future workforce.
We’re here for anyone who has ever asked “why?” Because while answers are important, it’s the questions that really get us thinking.