Scitech is a not-for-profit organisation proudly supported by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
Over the past three decades, we’ve brought cutting edge science to everyone from adventure-ready kids to inquisitive adults – igniting a lifelong curiosity in the process. Whether home is in the most remote community or right at the centre of town – you’ll find that Scitech is for you.
Our exhibitions are world-renowned for their creative, inspiring interactivity. Because we’ve found the experiences that engage the hands also engage the mind – whether you’re six or 106, it’s hard not to learn when you’re exploring.
It might sound playful, but it doesn’t mean it’s simplified. In fact, it’s real science – and the people behind it – that provide our most inspiring experiences of all. It’s why we host local and global experts at Scitech Perth HQ, and stage major community events like the Perth Science Festival and RoboCup Junior WA.
It’s why we connect promising young people with industry mentors to facilitate real research projects. And it’s why we recruit budding meteorologists from regional WA primary schools to collect data for real TV weather reports.
Our purpose is to be a world leader in providing innovative and creative STEM programs that inspire, engage and develop citizens for Western Australia’s social well-being, economic prosperity and sustainability.
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 one of 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.
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Find out about what Scitech is, why we exist, where we’ve come from and how we’re helping shape the future.
Every day, Scitech people bring the passion, energy, creativity and commitment required to create a bright STEM-enabled future for all Western Australians.
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