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A school visit to Scitech’s exhibition areas often involves a structured exploration by a Scitech presenter. Programs run in exhibition areas are also shared with general public families so please be considerate to all Scitech visitors.
Morning tea or lunch breaks must be arranged prior to your visit with the bookings staff and allocated as the word ‘break’ on your confirmation letter. Where possible please allow only one break per day at Scitech as areas are strictly limited and a shared resource for all schools visiting. We will store your lunch tubs for you until your allocated break time.
All staff at Scitech who work directly with children have a current ‘Working with Children’ check as a condition of employment.
Yes, you do. It will be determined on the day, depending on how many groups we have and number of students etc.
Please leave your students at the base of the stairs to Scitech and advise our staff of your arrival. A Scitech staff member will be assigned to greet your group, go over your schedule for the day and sort out payment and final numbers.
There can be several different schools participating in an excursion at Scitech on the same day. It is the schools’ responsibility to select a suitable method for identifying their students. Wearing school uniforms, name tags, wrist bands or lanyards helps supervising parents and Scitech staff to identify excursion participants.
There is a lift available – it goes from the car park to the ground and first floor. The entrance to the Science Centre is on the first floor.
Our galleries and shows are all wheelchair accessible.
Accessible toilets are available inside the Science Centre on the first floor.
An invoice will be sent out to your school after your visit.
Please fill out the ‘Scitech Signatory Form for Invoicing’ provided with your booking confirmation and hand it to a Scitech staff member on arrival.
Scitech encourages schools to bring as many supervisors as you feel necessary on an excursion to Scitech. All supervising adults are free of charge. To help students maximise their Scitech experience, we recommend the following supervision ratio
1:3 – Kindy to Pre-Primary
1:4 – Year 1 to 4
1:6 – Year 3-4
1:8 – Year 5-6
1:10 – Year 7
1:15 – High School
All bookings require a minimum of two (2) supervising adults.
There are vending machines for snacks and drinks in the ‘City Views’ area of Scitech. There is also a café located on ground floor of City West, and Water Town is only a 5-minute walk away from City West. If you wish to have recess or lunch off-site, Harold Boas Gardens is a 2-minute walk away across the railway line on Wellington Street.
The CSIRO Lab is accessible via the ground floor lift located opposite the ticketing office. Scitech has a first aid room, toilet facilities including accessible toilet, lift from the undercover car park and all areas of Scitech are wheelchair accessible.
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If your school has been delayed and will arrive late please contact Scitech on 9215 0740. The Scitech Duty Manager will do their best to reschedule your programs but due to other groups this may not always be possible.
Bus parking is available on the Sutherland Street side of the City West complex. Students should be dropped off at the roundabout at the front of Scitech, so that students can safely disembark before entering Scitech. A ticket will need to be purchased from the City of Perth ticket machines and displayed on the bus’s dashboard.
Please allow fifteen minutes before your planetarium show for ushering. If you are late this may possibly result in your students missing out on their booked show. If you need to leave during the show, re-entry into the dome is not possible. Children under 4 are not permitted in the planetarium. Food and drink are not permitted in the planetarium.
Enclosed footwear must be worn, and children under 5 are NOT permitted in the Scitech Lab. A minimum charge equivalent to 15 students is applicable for all Scitech Lab bookings. Food and drink are not permitted in the Scitech Lab.
Due to limited space and a lack of secure storage areas, it is recommended that you leave your school bags at school.
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