CSIRO Lab Workshops

Throughout the year, we hold engaging workshops in our CSIRO Lab for young scientists.

Scitech CSIRO Lab Workshops cater for children aged 4 to 16 years old, with a variety of workshop topics on offer to ensure there's something for everyone. 

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Space Academy STEM Workshops in CSIRO Lab

Learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in an engaging environment. Practice skills, explore ideas and build self-esteem and confidence as you make new friends with likeminded peers. 

All workshops have 20 spots and are held in the CSIRO Lab unless stated otherwise.

Bookings for the January holidays and Term 1 open 27 November

For Young People - from 11 to 16 years 

GIRLS ONLY – For girls into STEM 2 Dec / 3 Feb / 3 Mar / 7 Apr

Join us on the first Saturday of each month to investigate various science, technology, engineering and maths topics. Meet new friends as you take on challenges, and explore STEM through hands-on activities. Designed for girls aged 10 to 16 years old. Book into your favourite topic or come along to all of them.

Dates and Times Topic Ages  
Saturday 2 Dec
3.30pm – 4.45pm
Holiday science gifts with kitchen chemistry Ages 10-16 Book now
Saturday 3 Feb 
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Greeting card circuits
Create an electrical circuit on paper to create your own special greeting card for your BFF
Ages 10-16 Book now
Saturday 3 Mar 
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Robot art
Program a robot to create an artwork to take home to hang on your wall
Ages 10-16 Book now
Saturday 7 Apr 
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Molecular gastronomy
Explore the science of food and investigate the physical and chemical transformations that occur in the kitchen
Ages 10-16 Book now

Members: $10.00
Non-members: $12.00

Scitech strives to provide opportunities for girls and young women that cater to their interests and enable them to socialise with other like-minded peers. Most of our STEM workshops are available to girls and boys to work together and share their passion for STEM.

We have added a range of girls-only sessions, as research shows some girls and young women become more engaged with science, technology and mathematics when single-gender classes are offered. 

Space radiation engineers 9 Jan

Learn about the dangers of radiation encountered by space explorers. Analyse different materials to simulate space radiation shielding on a spacecraft and use your engineering skills to select the best material to design a spacecraft.

Dates and Times Ages  
Tuesday 9 Jan
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Ages 11-16 Book now

Members: $13.00 
Non-members: $16.00

Flying physics - Centre of gravity 13 Jan

Determining the centre of gravity is very important for engineers and designers of rockets and aircrafts. Find out why this is so important and how to locate the centre of gravity of a number of objects and make a centre of gravity space craft toy to take home.

Dates and Times Ages  
Saturday 13 Jan
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Ages 11-16 Book now

Members: $13.00
Non-members: $16.00

Operation planet survival 16 Jan

Your space crew has crash landed on an unknown planet. Your limited water supply has been contaminated with toxic space dust. Your mission is to invent a water filter using the limited equipment on board. Learn about the process of filtration and invent your own water filter to take on your next adventurous journey.

Dates and Times Ages  
Tuesday 16 Jan
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Ages 11-16 Book now

Members: $15.00
Non-members: $18.00

Sci-fi soundtrack 23 / 24 Jan

Using littleBits Korg synthesizer kits, explore the science of sound, make sweet Sci-fi beats and create instrument sounds. Using Audacity multi-track audio editor and recorder you will learn how to record and edit a Sci-fi sound track to take home in a digital sound format.

Dates and Times Ages  
Tuesday 23 Jan
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Ages 11-16 Book now
Wednesday 24 Jan
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Ages 11-16 Book now

Members: $15.00
Non-members: $20.00

Beginner robotics – Mars rover challenge 18 Jan

Learn about robots and how they help us in space. Using an Edison™ V2 robot, you will learn how robots are programmed and about the sensors that a robot needs to operate. You will use your new knowledge to complete a Mars rover challenge. 

Times and Dates Ages   

 Thursday 28 Jan
10.30am-12.00pm

11-16  Book now

 Members: $15
Non-members: $20

Optional Cost: Edison™ V2 robot to take home $60

Intermediate robotics (Python) - Mars rover challenge18 Jan

Using an Edison™ robot and EdPy software you will learn how to program your Edison™ in the Python programming language. Using this knowledge in programming you will complete a Mars rover challenge. You must have completed a beginner robotics workshop with Edison previously to book.

Dates and Times Ages  
Thursday 18 Jan
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Ages 11-16 Book now

Members: $15.00
Non-members: $20.00

Optional Cost: Edison™ V2 robot to take home $60

Kinetic ball machines - Saturdays Term 1

In this 8 week hands-on workshop series, you will have a go on a real pin ball machine and assemble a pinball machine from a kit to take home. We will get to grips with the physics principles of gravity, forces and acceleration. Using engineering principals and your new found skills and knowledge you will invent, innovate, design and build your own kinetic ball machine. Participants receive a participation certificate, and earn skills and reward badges.

Dates Times Ages  
Saturdays, Term 1
8 week series: 10, 17, 24 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24 March, 7 April
12:30pm – 2:00pm Ages 11-16 Book now

Members: $140.00
Non-members: $160.00
(includes all materials and supplies)


For Children aged 4 to 15 years

Junior robotics – Blue-Bots™ in space 3,4,5 Jan

Learn about robots and how they can help us in space exploration. Using a Blue-Bot™ robot you will complete a set of coding challenges and help your Blue-Bot™ through space.

Times Wed 3 Jan Thu 4 Jan Fri 5 Jan  
10.00am – 11.00am Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Book now
12.00pm – 1.00pm Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Book now
2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8 Book now

Members: $13.00
Non-members: $16.00

Space radiation engineers8 & 9 Jan

Learn about the dangers of radiation encountered by space explorers. Analyse different materials to simulate space radiation shielding on a spacecraft and use your engineering skills to select the best material to design a spacecraft.

Times Mon 8 Jan Tue 9 Jan  
10.00am – 11.00am Ages 9-11 Ages 9-11 Book now
12.00pm – 1.00pm Ages 9-11 Ages 9-11 Book now
2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 9-16
GIRLS ONLY
  Book now

Members: $13.00
Non-members: $16.00

Spaceships that really fly 10,11,20,22 Jan

Calling all space engineers to design and build a spacecraft that really flies. The Earth’s air is the beginning of space. Get ready for countdown and take off.

Times Wed 10 Jan Thu 11 Jan Sat 20 Jan Mon 22 Jan  
10.00am – 11.00am Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Book now
12.00pm – 1.00pm Ages 4-6 Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 Ages 4-6 Book now
2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 7-10 Ages 4-10
GIRLS ONLY
Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 Book now

Members: $13.00
Non-members: $16.00

Beehind the scenes 11 Jan

Join us as we take a beehind the scenes look at the bees at Scitech. Learn all about bees with talks and activities, and get a chance to try the honey from our very own bees.

40 participants

Dates and Times    
Thursday 11 Jan
5.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Ages 5-12 Book now

Members: $15.00
Non-members: $18.00

Guardians do not need to purchase a ticket, but must remain on site for the duration of the event.

Flying physics - Centre of gravity 12 & 13 Jan

Determining the centre of gravity is very important for engineers and designers of rockets and aircrafts. Find out why this is so important and how to locate the centre of gravity of a number of objects and make a centre of gravity space craft toy to take home.

Dates and Times  
Friday 12 Jan
10.00am – 11.00am
Ages 7-9
Friday 12 Jan
12.00pm – 1.00pm
Ages 7-9
Friday 12 Jan
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Ages 9-12
Saturday 13 Jan
10.00am – 11.00am
Ages 7-9
Saturday 13 Jan
12.00pm - 1.00pm
Ages 9-12

Members: $13.00
Non-members: $16.00

Book now

Operation planet survival 15 & 16 Jan

Your space crew has crash landed on an unknown planet. Your limited water supply has been contaminated with toxic space dust. Your mission is to invent a water filter using the limited equipment on board. Learn about the process of filtration and invent your own water filter to take on your next adventurous journey.

Times Mon 15 Jan Tue 16 Jan
10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Ages 10-12  

Members: $15.00
Non-members: $18.00 

Book now

Space science night 16 Jan

Scitech opens for an exclusive after-hours event that is out of this world. Discover a world of telescopes with "Galaxy Girl" from Stargazers Club WA. Find out what beginners need and how to start. You'll even get to look through various telescopes. Dress up as your favourite space explorer or imaginary alien creature, see an astronomical show in the Scitech Planetarium and explore the feature exhibition, Planet Pioneers. Pizza will be provided for a snack.

Dates and Times    
Tuesday 16 Jan
5.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Ages 4-10 Book now

Members: $5.00
Non-members: $15.00

Adults at children’s prices

Guardians must remain on site for the duration of the event.

Beginner robotics – Mars rover challenge 17 & 19 Jan

Learn about robots and how they help us in space. Using an Edison V2 robot, you will learn how robots are programmed and about the sensors that a robot needs to operate. You will use your new knowledge to complete a Mars rover challenge. 

Class size limited to 15 participants.

Dates and Times Ages  
Wednesday 17 Jan
10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Beginner
Ages 9-15
GIRLS ONLY
Book now

Friday 19 Jan
10.30am - 12.00pm

Beginner 
Ages 9-12

Book now

Members: $15.00
Non-members: $20

Optional Cost: Edison™ V2 robot to take home $60

Intermediate robotics (Python) - Mars rover challenge17 & 19 Jan

Using an Edison™ V2 robot and EdPy software you will learn how to program your Edison™ in the Python programming language. Using this knowledge in programming you will complete a Mars rover challenge. You must have completed a beginner robotics workshop with Edison previously to book.

Class size limited to 15 participants.

Dates and Times Ages  
Wednesday 17 Jan
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
Intermediate
Ages 9-15
GIRLS ONLY
Book now
Friday 19 Jan
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
Intermediate
Ages 9-12

Book now

Members: $15.00
Non-members: $20.00

Optional Cost: Edison™ V2 robot to take home $60

Sci-fi soundtrack 23 / 24 Jan

Using littleBits Korg synthesizer kits, explore the science of sound, make sweet Sci-fi beats and create instrument sounds. Using Audacity multi-track audio editor and recorder you will learn how to record and edit a Sci-fi sound track to take home in a digital sound format.

Dates and Times Ages  
Tuesday 23 Jan
10.00 am – 11.30 am
Ages 9-10 Book now
Wednesday 24 Jan
10.00 am – 11.30 am
Ages 9-10 Book now

Members: $15.00
Non-members: $20.00

Kinetic ball machines - SaturdaysTerm 1

In this 8 week hands-on workshop series, you will have a go on a real pin ball machine and assemble a pinball machine from a kit to take home. We will get to grips with the physics principles of gravity, forces and acceleration. Using engineering principals and your new found skills and knowledge you will invent, innovate, design and build your own kinetic ball machine. Participants receive a participation certificate, and earn skills and reward badges.

When Time Ages  
Saturdays, Term 1
8 week series: 10, 17, 24 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24 March, 7 April
10.00 am – 11.30 am 9-11 year olds

 Book now

Members: $140
Non-members: $160
(includes all materials and supplies)
STEM InvestigatorsAfter school, Term 1

CSIRO Lab’s STEM Investigators extension program involves a series of 8 lessons where students are able to develop their science and technology skills in a range of hands-on workshops. Topics covered include chemistry, physics, biology, investigating, mathematics, electronics and robotics. Participants receive an investigation journal, a lab coat, safety glasses, a participation certificate, and earn skills and reward badges.

24 participants max

When Time Ages  
Mondays Term 1
8 week series: 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb, 12, 19, 26 March, 9 April
(excludes public holidays on 5 March, 2 April)
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm  8-11 year olds  
Members: $130

Non-members: $150
(includes all materials and supplies)

Book now

For more information, call the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Event details

CSIRO Lab Workshops Scitech CSIRO Lab Workshops cater for children aged 4 to 16 years old, with a variety of workshop topics on offer to ensure there's something for everyone.  Workshops cover a huge array of science topics Experimenting and thinking outside the box is highly encouraged Space Academy STEM Workshops in CSIRO Lab Learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in an engaging environment. Practice skills, explore ideas and build self-esteem and confidence as you make new friends with likeminded peers.  All workshops have 20 spots and are held in the CSIRO Lab unless stated otherwise. Bookings for the January holidays and Term 1 open 27 November.  For Young People - from 11 to 16 years  Join us on the first Saturday of each month to investigate various science, technology, engineering and maths topics. Meet new friends as you take on challenges, and explore STEM through hands-on activities. Designed for girls aged 10 to 16 years old. Book into your favourite topic or come along to all of them. Dates and Times Topic Ages   Saturday 2 Dec 3.30pm – 4.45pm Holiday science gifts with kitchen chemistry Ages 10-16 Saturday 3 Feb 3:30pm – 4:45pm Greeting card circuitsCreate an electrical circuit on paper to create your own special greeting card for your BFF Ages 10-16 Saturday 3 Mar 3:30pm – 4:45pm Robot artProgram a robot to create an artwork to take home to hang on your wall Ages 10-16 Saturday 7 Apr 3:30pm – 4:45pm Molecular gastronomyExplore the science of food and investigate the physical and chemical transformations that occur in the kitchen Ages 10-16 Members: $10.00 Non-members: $12.00 Scitech strives to provide opportunities for girls and young women that cater to their interests and enable them to socialise with other like-minded peers. Most of our STEM workshops are available to girls and boys to work together and share their passion for STEM. We have added a range of girls-only sessions, as research shows some girls and young women become more engaged with science, technology and mathematics when single-gender classes are offered.  Learn about the dangers of radiation encountered by space explorers. Analyse different materials to simulate space radiation shielding on a spacecraft and use your engineering skills to select the best material to design a spacecraft. Dates and Times Ages   Tuesday 9 Jan 2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 11-16 Members: $13.00 Non-members: $16.00 Determining the centre of gravity is very important for engineers and designers of rockets and aircrafts. Find out why this is so important and how to locate the centre of gravity of a number of objects and make a centre of gravity space craft toy to take home. Dates and Times Ages   Saturday 13 Jan 2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 11-16 Members: $13.00 Non-members: $16.00 Your space crew has crash landed on an unknown planet. Your limited water supply has been contaminated with toxic space dust. Your mission is to invent a water filter using the limited equipment on board. Learn about the process of filtration and invent your own water filter to take on your next adventurous journey. Dates and Times Ages   Tuesday 16 Jan 12:30pm – 2:00pm Ages 11-16 Members: $15.00 Non-members: $18.00 Using littleBits Korg synthesizer kits, explore the science of sound, make sweet Sci-fi beats and create instrument sounds. Using Audacity multi-track audio editor and recorder you will learn how to record and edit a Sci-fi sound track to take home in a digital sound format. Dates and Times Ages   Tuesday 23 Jan 12:30pm – 2:00pm Ages 11-16 Wednesday 24 Jan 12:30pm – 2:00pm Ages 11-16 Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00 Learn about robots and how they help us in space. Using an Edison™ V2 robot, you will learn how robots are programmed and about the sensors that a robot needs to operate. You will use your new knowledge to complete a Mars rover challenge.  Times and Dates Ages     Thursday 28 Jan10.30am-12.00pm 11-16    Members: $15Non-members: $20 Optional Cost: Edison™ V2 robot to take home $60 Using an Edison™ robot and EdPy software you will learn how to program your Edison™ in the Python programming language. Using this knowledge in programming you will complete a Mars rover challenge. You must have completed a beginner robotics workshop with Edison previously to book. Dates and Times Ages   Thursday 18 Jan 12:30pm – 2:00pm Ages 11-16 Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00 Optional Cost: Edison™ V2 robot to take home $60 In this 8 week hands-on workshop series, you will have a go on a real pin ball machine and assemble a pinball machine from a kit to take home. We will get to grips with the physics principles of gravity, forces and acceleration. Using engineering principals and your new found skills and knowledge you will invent, innovate, design and build your own kinetic ball machine. Participants receive a participation certificate, and earn skills and reward badges. Dates Times Ages   Saturdays, Term 1 8 week series: 10, 17, 24 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24 March, 7 April 12:30pm – 2:00pm Ages 11-16 Members: $140.00 Non-members: $160.00 (includes all materials and supplies) For Children aged 4 to 15 years Learn about robots and how they can help us in space exploration. Using a Blue-Bot™ robot you will complete a set of coding challenges and help your Blue-Bot™ through space. Times Wed 3 Jan Thu 4 Jan Fri 5 Jan   10.00am – 11.00am Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 12.00pm – 1.00pm Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8 Members: $13.00 Non-members: $16.00 Learn about the dangers of radiation encountered by space explorers. Analyse different materials to simulate space radiation shielding on a spacecraft and use your engineering skills to select the best material to design a spacecraft. Times Mon 8 Jan Tue 9 Jan   10.00am – 11.00am Ages 9-11 Ages 9-11 12.00pm – 1.00pm Ages 9-11 Ages 9-11 2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 9-16GIRLS ONLY   Members: $13.00 Non-members: $16.00 Calling all space engineers to design and build a spacecraft that really flies. The Earth’s air is the beginning of space. Get ready for countdown and take off. Times Wed 10 Jan Thu 11 Jan Sat 20 Jan Mon 22 Jan   10.00am – 11.00am Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 12.00pm – 1.00pm Ages 4-6 Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 Ages 4-6 2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 7-10 Ages 4-10GIRLS ONLY Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 Members: $13.00 Non-members: $16.00 Join us as we take a beehind the scenes look at the bees at Scitech. Learn all about bees with talks and activities, and get a chance to try the honey from our very own bees. 40 participants Dates and Times     Thursday 11 Jan 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm Ages 5-12 Members: $15.00 Non-members: $18.00 Guardians do not need to purchase a ticket, but must remain on site for the duration of the event. Determining the centre of gravity is very important for engineers and designers of rockets and aircrafts. Find out why this is so important and how to locate the centre of gravity of a number of objects and make a centre of gravity space craft toy to take home. Dates and Times   Friday 12 Jan 10.00am – 11.00am Ages 7-9 Friday 12 Jan 12.00pm – 1.00pm Ages 7-9 Friday 12 Jan 2.00pm – 3.00pm Ages 9-12 Saturday 13 Jan 10.00am – 11.00am Ages 7-9 Saturday 13 Jan 12.00pm - 1.00pm Ages 9-12 Members: $13.00 Non-members: $16.00 Your space crew has crash landed on an unknown planet. Your limited water supply has been contaminated with toxic space dust. Your mission is to invent a water filter using the limited equipment on board. Learn about the process of filtration and invent your own water filter to take on your next adventurous journey. Times Mon 15 Jan Tue 16 Jan 10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Ages 10-12   Members: $15.00 Non-members: $18.00  Scitech opens for an exclusive after-hours event that is out of this world. Discover a world of telescopes with "Galaxy Girl" from Stargazers Club WA. Find out what beginners need and how to start. You'll even get to look through various telescopes. Dress up as your favourite space explorer or imaginary alien creature, see an astronomical show in the Scitech Planetarium and explore the feature exhibition, Planet Pioneers. Pizza will be provided for a snack. Dates and Times     Tuesday 16 Jan 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm Ages 4-10 Members: $5.00 Non-members: $15.00 Adults at children’s prices Guardians must remain on site for the duration of the event. Learn about robots and how they help us in space. Using an Edison V2 robot, you will learn how robots are programmed and about the sensors that a robot needs to operate. You will use your new knowledge to complete a Mars rover challenge.  Class size limited to 15 participants. Dates and Times Ages   Wednesday 17 Jan 10.30 am – 12.00 pm BeginnerAges 9-15GIRLS ONLY Friday 19 Jan10.30am - 12.00pm Beginner Ages 9-12 Members: $15.00Non-members: $20 Optional Cost: Edison™ V2 robot to take home $60 Using an Edison™ V2 robot and EdPy software you will learn how to program your Edison™ in the Python programming language. Using this knowledge in programming you will complete a Mars rover challenge. You must have completed a beginner robotics workshop with Edison previously to book. Class size limited to 15 participants. Dates and Times Ages   Wednesday 17 Jan 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm IntermediateAges 9-15GIRLS ONLY Friday 19 Jan 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm IntermediateAges 9-12 Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00 Optional Cost: Edison™ V2 robot to take home $60 Using littleBits Korg synthesizer kits, explore the science of sound, make sweet Sci-fi beats and create instrument sounds. Using Audacity multi-track audio editor and recorder you will learn how to record and edit a Sci-fi sound track to take home in a digital sound format. Dates and Times Ages   Tuesday 23 Jan 10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 9-10 Wednesday 24 Jan 10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 9-10 Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00 In this 8 week hands-on workshop series, you will have a go on a real pin ball machine and assemble a pinball machine from a kit to take home. We will get to grips with the physics principles of gravity, forces and acceleration. Using engineering principals and your new found skills and knowledge you will invent, innovate, design and build your own kinetic ball machine. Participants receive a participation certificate, and earn skills and reward badges. When Time Ages   Saturdays, Term 18 week series: 10, 17, 24 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24 March, 7 April 10.00 am – 11.30 am 9-11 year olds   Members: $140Non-members: $160(includes all materials and supplies) CSIRO Lab’s STEM Investigators extension program involves a series of 8 lessons where students are able to develop their science and technology skills in a range of hands-on workshops. Topics covered include chemistry, physics, biology, investigating, mathematics, electronics and robotics. Participants receive an investigation journal, a lab coat, safety glasses, a participation certificate, and earn skills and reward badges. 24 participants max When Time Ages   Mondays Term 18 week series: 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb, 12, 19, 26 March, 9 April(excludes public holidays on 5 March, 2 April) 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm  8-11 year olds   Members: $130 Non-members: $150(includes all materials and supplies) For more information, call the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //'+addy_text13706+''; //--> . Sign up to our Scitech eNews to be the first to know when bookings open. 
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