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1 December 2013 - 3 May 2014
Scitech
Sutherland Street
6019 West Perth
Australia
AU

Enter a world where nothing is as it seems, there are no rules and fun is engineered. Sail a yacht on land, build a tower on an unstable table, and meddle with the outcome of a do-it-yourself pinball machine. In Scitech’s latest feature exhibition, “Ingenious!”, visitors can make, tinker and engineer via a variety of hands-on and full-body experiences. In the tinker zone, visitors can build a car out of household materials such as straws, wood, paperclips, material, and core flutes and then test their automotive engineering on a race track.

9 November 2012 - 4 May 2013
Scitech Discovery Centre
Sutherland Street
6019 West Perth
Australia
AU

How much that has been imagined by sci-fi writers has now become reality, and how much could be our future? Many scientists are already working on projects that once were considered science fiction – this exhibition explores the reality of innovation and invention in science.

30 May 2012 - 20 October 2012
Scitech Discovery Centre
Sutherland Street Railway Parade
6005 West Perth , WA
Australia
Western Australia AU

This exhibition allows visitors the opportunity to step into the shoes of a palaeontologist and get up-close-and-personal with seven incredible animatronic dinosaurs including Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Muttaburrasaurus and the King of the Cretaceous Period, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Visitors can uncover the secrets behind fossils and learn how these prehistoric creatures lived.

4 November 2011 - 12 May 2012
Scitech
Sutherland Street
6004 West Perth
Australia
AU

Do you have what it takes to be a hero? How would you react in a high-pressure scenario with people’s lives at stake? ‘Rescue’ is a unique, hands-on exhibition that focuses on the science and technology of rescue scenarios and emergency services. ‘Rescue’ puts you in charge as you discover what it’s like to be involved in land, sea and air rescues. Take control of a full-size helicopter simulator to get a bird’s eye view of a rescue scene and use infrared cameras to look for heat signals.

5 November 2010 - 8 May 2011
Scitech
Sutherland Street
Perth
Australia
AU

Picture 20,000 individual LED lights illuminating a tunnel that you can walk through. Now imagine being able to manipulate those lights to follow your every movement.

News

Scitech 8 May 2017
Alan Brien

Mr Brien has led Scitech’s Executive team for the past 17 years.

Scitech 18 December 2013

Mr Alan Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Scitech in Perth, Western Australia has been voted in as the new President of the Asia Pacific Network of Science Centers (ASPAC).

Mr Brien has been CEO of Scitech for 13 years and has led the organisation into a particularly active and prosperous era in their international connections with several Scitech-built exhibitions appearing at venues through the Australian, Asia Pacific and European regions and Scitech science shows being performed at international science festivals.

Scitech 11 December 2013

Scitech in Perth, Western Australia has created a new interactive multimedia exhibit that explores a colourful and animated world of water known as “Waterlandia”.

“Waterlandia” uses a large two-by-three metre touch screen with 36 touch points, allowing multiple users to interact on the screen at any one time, while still having their own water cycle scenario to tinker with.

Eight months in the making, the exhibit is Scitech’s most ambitious multimedia project to-date and incorporates over 10,000 lines of programming code.

What really makes it stand out is the re-creation of water flow

Scitech 11 December 2013

Visitors to Scitech in Perth, Western Australia can now enjoy a revitalised out-of-this-world experience following a major refurbishment of their planetarium facility.

The renovations have resulted in a complete gutting of the location which was inherited by the science centre in 2004 after a privately-owned IMAX theatre closed and has since operated as a planetarium.

International planetarium designer and installer, SkySkan, assisted with the facility’s upgrade, which took three months to complete and involved importing specialist equipment.

Scitech 16 May 2013

Scitech’s Playing with Light exhibition has won the inaugural Creative Science Exhibit award at the annual Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centers (ASPAC) conference hosted at the National Science Museum in Daejeon, South Korea.

The award honours an exhibition that effectively realises science popularisation in a creative way.