Scitech Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Information
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Scitech Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Information
As we slowly return to a more normal way of life post-COVID lock down, it is important to note that Scitech is still operating with a limited capacity under the Phase 4 guidelines from the WA Government’s COVID-19 WA Roadmap. This means a slightly different visitor experience than what you are used to, most importantly the requirement to purchase/reserve your tickets online in advance — whether you are a new visitor, a Scitech member or a school group.
For the health and safety of our community, all visitors aged 16 years and over are also required to register their visit to the Science Centre and provide contact details for the purpose of contact tracing, either by booking online or registering via the official SafeWA app.
As a precautionary health and wellbeing measure, a few exhibits have been temporarily moved off our floors and we have reduced capacity in our Chevron Science Theatre and the Scitech Planetarium to meet distancing guidelines. The Puppet Theatre will remain closed under phase 4 but please note that during the school holidays we will be running puppet shows on the big stage in the open space near City Views.
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.
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)
Due to our limited capacity in Phase 4, it is essential to book your tickets online, in advance. We cannot guarantee entry for walk-in entries, especially during busy school holiday periods, so please plan ahead to ensure you don’t miss out!
Booking your tickets online also helps keep our community safe. From December 5, all visitors aged 16 years and over are required to register their visit to the Science Centre and provide contact details for the purpose of contact tracing. Visitors can register by booking tickets online or via the official SafeWA app.
Yes. For the health and safety of our community, all visitors aged 16 years and over are required to register their visit to the Science Centre and provide contact details for the purpose of contact tracing. Visitors can register by booking tickets online or via the official SafeWA app. Learn more about mandatory contact registers on the WA Government website.
Yes! 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 is 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.
Please observe the capacity limits and seating arrangements for the Chevron Science (85 patrons), and the Scitech Planetarium (105 patrons).
Once we reach capacity there will be no tickets showing as available on the online booking calendar that day. Please refer to the calendar and select an alternative day. Please note that tickets will not be available to purchase at the door.
We also recommend checking our social media channels for updates.
Our Science Centre will be operating as usual with a couple of exceptions.
Due to capacity limitations, the Puppet Theatre remains temporarily closed during Phase 4, however for the October school holidays we will be hosting a special show on the big stage near City Views.
The Chevron Science Theatre and Planetarium spaces are open with reduced capacity, however, we are running a higher rotation of shows to meet visitor needs.
Please note: during the school holidays, we will relocate the puppet theatre shows to the big stage in the open space area and we will not be offering any all ages shows in the Scitech Planetarium.
The Puppet Theatre will remain temporarily closed to the general public throughout Phase 4 restrictions, as space limitations won’t allow us to offer the up close and personalised experience our shows are designed for.
Yes! Our out of school care, library and community programs are available to book.
Scitech is currently visiting schools, with bookings for science shows and workshops well into Term 4. Additionally, our suite of Professional Learning programs for teachers is also underway.
Regional tours recommenced in Term 3, with school visits confirmed for the Midwest and Wheatbelt regions. During Term 4 we will be touring Geraldton and the South West.
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! 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.