Scitech's Ocean Odyssey
These summer holidays, Scitech is diving to new depths to explore our amazing oceans and reveal the essential role that they play in our lives. Families and friends can take an ‘Ocean Odyssey’ together, to learn and play in Scitech’s amazing watery world, with activities and experiences for all ages.
Our new show in the Scitech Planetarium will plunge audiences into the bustling, biodiverse communities hidden within coral reef ecosystems around the world to discover how corals live, breathe, and reproduce.
Map Your World (new!)
In our feature exhibition, Map Your World, visitors will use different methods of navigation to find their way through shipwrecks, escape a virtual building, and pilot a simulated underwater exploration vehicle.
For fans of The Little Mermaid, visitors can create their own ‘Sea Symphony’, by combining different sounds of the ocean and ocean animals with a DJ-style Launchpad.
Discoverland will have a custom designed water play experience where our younger scientists (aged 2 – 6 years) can experiment with flow and currents.
More watery activities!
Visitors can help build a homemade reef with animals and corals based on the Ningaloo Reef, explore what we need water for with Gotcha the Goanna in a puppet show, or design and catch a magnetic fish in The Tinkering Space.
Be immersed in Scitech’s newest gallery, Kaartadjin Koorliny supported by Woodside, which combines STEM with DIY culture, gaming circuitry, data visualisation and sensory elements. Send scarves up soaring shoots, draw on the illuminated sand table, create your own stop-motion animation, or meld colours and patterns with our Halo exhibit.
The CSIRO Lab will be running inspiring workshops for ages 4 to 16, including how to construct an unsinkable boat in the Marine Engineering Challenge workshop (7 – 16 years) or investigating the age old question ‘Does it Float?’ (4 – 6 years).
Meet the Scientists
Our popular ‘Meet the Scientist’ sessions will return with water experts answering visitor’s questions every day. From oceanographers to shark specialists, turtle taggers, coral scientists and underwater photographers, there will be something of interest for everyone.