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School holidays at Scitech

Escape the heat and make space in your calendar for out-of-this-world science!

Explore the fascinating properties of liquid nitrogen in the ‘Supercool’ science show. Chill out and explore the worlds of inner and outer space in the Planetarium. Experience the reality of what it takes to become a space explorer in the Astronaut feature exhibition. Shoot for the stars with some real-life rocket scientists, and then join Lucy and Scruffy - our intrepid space-travelling puppets - on the Big Stage.

Plus, there’s workshops, activities, and demonstrations! Summer’s cool at Scitech.

Please note, activities and experiences are subject to change.

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young girl exploring Rocket Launch in the astronaut exhibition

Feature Exhibition: Astronaut

Through hands-on and full-body displays, this revealing science exhibition investigates the reality of what it takes to be a space explorer.

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SPOT, the Robotic Dog | WA Police

Meet Spot, the four-legged yellow robot that helps WA Police respond to high-risk situations. 

By using a quadruped system, this cutting-edge piece of technology is able to move over a variety of terrains which is off limits to track or wheeled robots. So much so that NASA Scientists have modified a SPOT robot that they say could explore Mars to find a suitable location for a human outpost.

Catch SPOT in-centre on Monday 16 January 2023 at 12.30pm. 

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Meet-the-Rocket-Scientists Mondays

Ever wanted to meet a real rocket scientist? Well join us for a series of live presentations from Perth’s very own Binar Space Program, and Curtin University’s Space Science and Technology Centre. Find out what it takes to build the next generation of Australian small spacecraft. Hear about craters, AI and meteorite hunting. And, how to go from school to space.

Monday 9 January 2023: 12.30pm
Binar Space program: Building and testing stuff for space

Monday 23 January 2023: 12.30pm
Space Science and Technology Centre: Craters, AI, and meteorite hunting

Monday 30 January 2023: 12.30pm
Binar Space program: From school to space

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Big Blocks Challenge

Design, collaborate and make things on a mega-scale! Scitech’s big blue blocks are back these school holidays. A new challenge will be set each day, encouraging learning, social development, movement, and fun. What will you create that is out of this world? 

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Out-of-this-world Busks

Join us for some cool ‘pop-up’ science throughout the holidays. These highly enjoyable busk-style demonstrations will take place in the RioTinto Innovation Central Grandstand area, twice a day! Listen out for times and full details over the loudspeaker. 

Shows on These School Holidays

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Supercool | Science Theatre 

This cooler-than-cool science show uses curiosity and questioning to find out how the fascinating properties of liquid nitrogen can transform ordinary objects to solve problems and complete amazing feats of usefulness in our science world.    

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Blast Off | The Big Stage

Join our intrepid space explorers Lucy and her faithful companion Scruffy, as they explore the inner solar system and travel to the moon. Be entertained as our friendly and inquisitive puppets learn how things move. They’ll use their senses to observe special-effects technology and help the puppets countdown to Blast off in this engaging and interactive show. 

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An astronaut floating in space while holding onto the International Space Station.

Astronaut | Planetarium 

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to become an astronaut and be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body. This show is for visitors aged 4+ only. 

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View of the earth from space with cloud cover

Beyond Earth | Planetarium

Explore some of the wonders of the solar system in this breathtaking show for all ages. Make patterns in the stars, fly through the rings of Saturn, visit the moons of Jupiter, and experience a sunrise like none other.

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