Scitech Discovery Centre

  • When:930-4 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat-Sun (10-5 in school holidays)
  • Where:City West Centre, Sutherland St, West Perth
  • Tel:9215 0700
  • Web:www.scitech.org.au
  • Good for:exploring science in an interactive environment.

This science and technology centre might be aimed at tots and teens, but that doesn’t stop Scitech from being a load of fun for people of all ages. There are plenty of exhibits and games, all which aim to educate in an engaging way. While there are some staple activities, the team behind Scitech dream up innovative new ways of interacting with science, on topics as diverse as light, conservation, sports and even love. It is a sure-fire way to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, and Scitech also hosts Scitech After Dark adults only events, where you can enjoy a childlike fascination with the world after grabbing a drink from the bar and at some events, listening to local bands belt out some tunes.

As a not-for-profit organisation, funding for the City West centre comes mostly from generous government grants, corporate partnerships and admission and membership fees. Claire