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In the words of our kids, “Scitech and the Perth Planetarium is absolutely the best”! This is one of their favorite places too and one of the best kids activities Perth. If you are visiting Perth you might consider Scitech one of the best things to do in Perth on a rainy day, it keeps the kids enthralled and the parents sufficiently interested as well!
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What Is Scitech Perth
Essentially Scitech Perth is an interactive science museum aimed at kids or those that love to discover. All their exhibits are hands-on, designed to get you to engage, test, and figure things out for yourself.
That is the excitement! All around Scitech you can hear calls of “Mum, Dad … come and look at this”! The young ones are captivated as they figure out the weird and wonderful elements of science all around them, in full color. There are plenty of adults having a great time too.
In keeping with Scitech’s scientific discovery theme, we won’t give away too much here but to say, you should allow plenty of time for breakthroughs and experiment. If you arrive mid-morning there is a big queue and it is usually busy. However, if you arrive a bit later there are not so many people. That said, make sure you allow enough time to explore all the different parts.
Make sure you allow time to visit the Perth Planetarium and their shows that explore the universe. This was one of the highlights of the visit for our children.
There is also an under 3’s section which we didn’t visit as our kids were too old at the time of the visit.
Take Home Message
If you want to encourage science and creative thinking in your children, the Scitech and the Perth Planetarium is a great kids activities Perth for you.
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Plan your day!
There are a number of theaters around Scitech offering different shows – for the older ones there are lots of explosions, for the younger ones puppets.
On arrival get your timetable and don’t miss the shows. SciTech is not big so once the show is over you can get back to where you left off in the general experiments section!
There is no cafeteria or food on site. We packed our own lunch and ate there.
You can leave Scitech and visit one of the restaurants in the City West shopping center.
How long do I need to visit Scitech?
You would need at least 2 hours to see at least some of the exhibits, more time would be better. We normally spend about 5 hours at Scitech, including a break for lunch.
In 2019 the entry fee for an adult was $19, a child (4-12) $12. Scitech also offer a cool “mini group” which consists of 2 Adults & 2 kids, or 1 adult and 3 kids for $52. Buy your Scitech tickets here
In keeping with their mandate as a center of science and innovation, there are always new and interesting activities during the school holidays means that you can visit various times and there is always something new to see. If your kids are like ours, they also love to visit old favorites and get as much joy out of that.
Parking At Scitech And Perth Planetarium
Parking is available under the City West Shopping Center and costs $5 all day. Make sure you take note of your number plate as you will need it when you validate your parking machine inside the City West complex.
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