All the facts, stats and highlights that make Scitech a world leader in innovative and creative STEM engagement.
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Our Science Centre – by the numbers
Scitech opened on 13 August 1988 , and we now welcome 300,000 visitors each year.
The Southern Hemisphere’s largest Planetarium – with an 18m domed screen and up-to-the-minute discoveries updated in real time. It has approximately 135,000 visitors a year and uses two Sony SRX-T420 projectors with custom made lenses.
Business leasing of our Perth-designed and built STEM exhibitions – taking Scitech to more than 1.15 million people in Asia, North America and beyond
Scitech-designed and built, fully transportable feature exhibitions – able to be packed into two 40ft sea-freight containers
An ever-growing digital presence – including a science news and storytelling platform, Particle, as well as increased digital and social media engagement
Multi-award-winning experiences – as three-time winners of the Creative Industries category of the Western Australian Industry and Export Awards, in 2018 we qualified for induction into the WA Industry and Export ‘Hall of Fame’.
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Scitech people and partners
From our Scitech Volunteers to our Nobel Laureate patrons and major partners, since 1988 it’s been the passionate people behind Scitech that make us tick.
Scitech people include:
Our five CEOs – Dr Seddon Bennington (1987–94), Dr Annie Ghisalberti (1995–99), Alan Brien (2000–17), Deb Banning (2017–19) and Kalien Selby (2019–present)
Our 150 employees – full time, part time, casual and contract
Our large volunteer team – including 121 people trained as Scitech Volunteers, ranging in age from 16 to 76
Our patrons – dual 2005 Nobel Prize Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, Professor Barry Marshall AC and Emeritus Professor J. Robin Warren AC
Our active members – who visit on average more than three times a year
Our hundreds of alumni – spanning the globe and three generations, including members who have been part of Scitech since before we opened
Our government, corporate and community partners – supporting us to provide STEM services across WA
And, of course, the WA Government – who in 1984 established the Western Australian Science Industry and Technology Council (SITCO) in recognition of the value a science centre would bring to WA.