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At Scitech, we’re committed to ensuring that all people have access to our Science Centre facilities, services and STEM learning experiences.

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We believe in delivering a bright STEM-enabled future to all Western Australians. Scitech offers free carer admission, wheelchair access lifts, and multi-sensory experiences, and we’re committed to enabling Science Centre-wide disability access to our facilities and services. Our minds are always open, for feedback or suggestions.

Arriving at the Science Centre

  • Public transport facilities (City West train station and Green CAT bus) are close by
  • Designated accessible parking (ACROD) within the City West Centre managed carpark close to lift and escalator access
  • A set down area, by the roundabout, is available for buses, taxis and private vehicles
  • Lift access from carpark to first floor Admissions desk and entry to the Science Centre
  • Escalator and lift access from carpark to ground floor of City West Centre
  • Carers are entitled to free admission (upon presentation of a valid Companion Card)
  • Part lowered reception counter to allow comfortable communication with staff.

Inside the Science Centre

  • Open entrance and exit, no doorway to manoeuvre
  • Exit barrier activated by motion detectors
  • Clearly identified edges to stairs
  • The Science Centre floor allows for a continuous accessible path of travel
  • Exhibit design aims to provide for adequate forward reach and clearance underneath tables, benches and basins
  • Exhibitions are built to engage a variety of senses and do not rely solely on a single sense like sight. Exhibits often feature tactile and a variety of sensory elements
  • Fire and evacuation procedures in place, including clear signage, a fire tunnel and audio alarm
  • Accessible bathroom available, with clear directional signage throughout the Science Centre
  • Chevron Science Theatre, Planetarium and Puppet Theatre are all wheelchair accessible
  • Many exhibits are operated by large palm push buttons
  • Service companion animals are welcome
  • Suggested quieter periods are generally the last 2 hours of the day, but cannot be guaranteed
  • Show times are visible on display monitors, a daily ‘What’s On’ sheet and are announced over the PA system.

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