To ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and community, we have introduced a modified STEM learning experience, following guidelines from the WA Government’s COVID-19 WA Roadmap.
Dinosaurs are roaring their welcome, while the Super Cool show and Dinoshadows puppet show will be on stage in the Chevron Science Theatre. In the Scitech Planetarium, we will be running a special season of Beyond Earth for the little ones, as well as Moonbase ONE for our over four audience.
Families and friends will be able to explore our galleries together and observe the installation progress of our exciting new feature exhibition opening later this year.
As a precautionary health and wellbeing measure, a few exhibits have been temporarily moved off our floors. The Puppet Theatre will also remain closed as space limitations won’t allow us to offer the up close and personalised experience our shows are designed for.
Hand sanitiser is available at several locations throughout the Centre while floor markings and other signage is in place.
Regular and additional cleaning procedures has been introduced to high touch zones, particularly our interactive exhibits.
These modifications will remain in place until the WA Government announces Phase 5 of the COVID-19 WA Roadmap.
Beyond the Science Centre, Scitech has been reconnecting with the community with our Statewide and Learning Futures teams ramping up our in-school program delivery, with activity confirmed well into Term 3. Regional tours will also kick off in Term 3, with school visits already confirmed for the Midwest and Wheatbelt regions.
We look forward to seeing you again at the Science Centre or out in the community, and reigniting your unique STEM learning journey, together.
Science Centre visit requirements In the interest of public health and wellbeing, we ask our visitors to consider the following:
Please do not visit Scitech if you are feeling unwell
Please sanitise your hands when entering Scitech – there will be multiple hand sanitiser stations throughout the Science Centre
Practise physical distancing with people outside of your family group
Avoid crowding together in any one area of the centre
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The key to a Scitech visit is the interaction with our exhibits. We actively encourage and build our exhibits for our visitors to touch and enjoy multi-sensory learning to amplify the experience.
The health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and community is our priority, and we have introduced regular and additional cleaning procedures to high touch zones, particularly our interactive exhibits.
We have modified our visitor experience to make it the best and safest STEM engagement experience possible while adhering to strict guidelines from the WA Department of Health.
The capacity of the Science Centre during Phase 4 will be determined by recommendations from the WA Department of Health found in the COVID-19 WA Roadmap.
We kindly ask our visitors to maintain 1.5 metres from others outside of their family group, at all times. And please observe the capacity limits and seating arrangements for the Chevron Science Theatre and Scitech Planetarium.
As happens during our busy holiday periods when we reach capacity, Scitech will only allow new visitors into the Science Centre as other visitors leave. We appreciate your patience if this happens and you find yourself waiting to be let in.
Visitors can explore our general gallery space, as well as Discoverland, Rio Tinto Innovation Central and Kaartadjin Koorliny powered by Woodside.
We are currently building our next exciting feature exhibition and visitors will be able to observe this process from various viewing points.
Stay tuned for more information about this amazing learning experience and how you can get involved when it opens later in the year.
We have moved our Puppet shows into the Chevron Science Theatre temporarily to ensure the best experience for our visitors. We certainly haven’t forgotten our littlest scientists during this time and will also be offering a special show in the Scitech Planetarium for 2–6 years.
Yes! Our out of school care, library and community programs are now available to book.
Scitech has already resumed our visits into schools, with bookings for science shows and workshops well into Term 3. Additionally, our suite of Professional Learning programs for teachers have also kicked off again.
Regional tours will also recommence in Term 3, with school visits already confirmed for the Midwest and Wheatbelt regions.
Any future tours to remote Aboriginal communities will be guided by advice from the WA Government Department of Health and COVID-19 WA Roadmap.
We’re so glad you asked! Over the last few months, we’ve been keeping busy creating awesome activities for parents and their younger children to experience together, and for older children to do and guide their own learning journey. You can find them here.
Memberships will resume from Monday 6 July. Please note that we are providing an additional four months to memberships affected by the COVID-19 closure of our Science Centre. New memberships and membership renewals are also now available online. Members are highly encouraged to book their tickets online in advance to secure their spot.
We have been in constant contact with our valuable volunteers throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and have begun conversations with them about the part they will play when we re-open and into the future.
Like all our staff, they will be following COVID-19 guidelines to ensure their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of our local communities.
See below links to relevant sites, including official government updates and advice, resources and information on how to best respond to the changing COVID-19 situation.