Three days in Perth means you’re lucky enough to fully experience it, especially if your itinerary includes tours that combine the sights, culture, and adventures of the city plus Western Australia’s southwest coast. Here’s how to spend a fun-filled 72 hours in Perth.
A science museum focused on getting kids interested in the way things work, Scitech is home to several exhibits and experiences that appeal to young children, those in school, and adults. Features include a planetarium, films, and hands-on activities.
Sutherland St, West Perth, WA, 6005
Scitech is located in West Perth, between the Central Business District and the popular suburb of Subiaco, making it easy to visit during a day of exploring the city. Tickets can be purchased online in advance to save time when you arrive.
The museum puts on at least two themed exhibitions every year. Examples include “Map Your World” and “Rescue”. The Puppet Theatre and Science Theatre entertain and educate through storytelling and films, while the planetarium features a dome theater for shows about planets and constellations.
Things to know before you go
- Scitech, including the planetarium and theaters, is wheelchair-accessible.
- Children under 4 years of age are not permitted to any planetarium shows.
- Those under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult aged at least 16.
- You may bring your own picnic lunch.
How to get there
Scitech can be reached via the Green CAT bus and the Fremantle train line to the City West station. The museum is about 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) northwest of the CBD. One hour of free parking is available; there is a fee for longer stays.
When to get there
Scitech is open daily from mid-morning to early evening. The museum is busiest during Western Australia’s school holiday periods, which generally take place in December, January, April, July, and October.
Scitech’s gift shop is more than a typical museum store. You’ll find educational gifts that promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), including books, games, and experiment kits. The store can be accessed without paying admission to the museum.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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As well as visiting the Scitech, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit:
- Fremantle Passenger Terminal (Perth Cruise Port)
- Kings Park & Botanic Garden
- Nostalgia Box
- Perth Cultural Centre
- Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Western Australian Museum – Perth
- London Court
- Swan River
- Elizabeth Quay
- St. George’s Cathedral
- Perth Bell Tower
- Supreme Court Gardens
- Perth Mint
- Queens Gardens