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Rio Tinto Innovation Central

Welcome to our station for innovation. This dynamic space is our hub of technology and creativity that knows no bounds.
Please note, this gallery is currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open later in August.

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    All ages
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    Rio Tinto Innovation Central
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The permanent exhibition space is an evolving showcase of the latest innovations in science, creativity and new technology.

Showcasing innovation at its finest, the technology encourages kids, parents and teachers to explore and develop skills and techniques of innovation and creativity. You’ll find it inviting and all-inspiring, it’s designed to encourage the next generation of instigators, from Western Australia to the world.

Above all, you’ll learn how STEM is critical to our social and economic future. Be sure to check out The Tinkering Space, and Scitech’s 3D printers.

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  • Check the board at the front of The Tinkering Space to see what activities are on today!

Rio Tinto Innovation Central Details

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  • Age
    All ages
  • Name
    Rio Tinto Innovation Central
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  • Food and drink not allowed

  • All ages

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A group of young girls learning how objects fly by placing paper cups into an air stream.

Try innovating for yourself

Foster your inner creator by building your own flying machine. There are no rules. Just test and learn! (And test again).

Young child touching a yellow, 3D printed model of Albert Einstein.

See real-world applications

See real-world applications of innovation and technology, like our 3D printer, constantly building new parts for our activities and exhibitions.

Young boy and adult man interacting with a small robotic machine.

Discover new tech

Here we showcase new inventions and technologies that are set to positively impact our world – from WA and beyond.

Engaging Western Australians in STEM

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