One for the science loving kids, Scitech is hosting a bunch of school holiday exhibitions, events and experiences until January 31, minus Christmas and Boxing Day. Spots are limited so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Check out the program below including an interactive exhibition on climate change, outer space virtual tours and more.
Interactive Earth Matters Experience
A fully immersive experience, Earth Matters aims to educate kids on climate change. The exhibition starts with a walk-through showing the changes in sea ice and the world’s average temperature, and why it all matters. The next parts include interactive experiences in which kids can make decisions and directly see how they affect environments such as coral reefs. Plus, kids can step into a Banksia Woodland, create and share renewable energy and design an insect hotel all within this exhibition. To finish up, kids are encouraged to put forward their ideas on how to solve some of the world’s biggest climate issues.
We are Aliens
If you’ve ever been curious about the existence of forms of life other than us Earthlings, the planetarium’s We Are Aliens show is calling your name. In a 45-minute show, scientists will explain how and where they are looking for life beyond Earth, including recent findings of microscopic life forms on other planets.
Things that Glow
Watch a Scitech scientist create an explosive fireball and laser light right before your eyes, teaching kids about different light forms and how we can use them. View session times here.
Scitech’s original puppet tree, Gumby, turns 200 years young this year. Join him for a special puppet show in the Puppet Theatre and learn about how important he and other trees are to his animal friends (including us humans!) It’s showing throughout the holidays at various times; see the sessions here.
Build your own mini sustainable suburb using recycled materials like cardboard boxes and cups; try to remake a tiny version of your house, or join up with a friend to make the biggest mini suburb!
Made up of five zones; Curiosity, Construction, Home, Mighty and Water, Discoverland is designed to teach kids aged 0-6 the basics and get them interested in science. You can expect a bubble machine, building blocks and race boats to get your little ones excited about learning!
Swaying from the typical science exhibitions, Kaartidjin Koorliny is more of a visual spectacle. Focused around colour, the exhibition features musical lighting that responds your movements, the chance to create your own stop motion mini-film and wind tubes which form a maze for the object you launch through it.
Valid for the entire day, your ticket includes access to all exhibitions and shows across the museum. Entry is free for Scitech members (just reserve a spot here) and kids under 4, and tickets are $12 for kids between 3-17 and $19 for adults. In terms of getting there, Scitech is adjacent to City West train station, or $5 all-day parking is available at the City West car park next door.