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SCITECH Discovery Centre

Discover the workings of the universe and wonders of planet earth at Western Australia’s fun and fascinating science and technology center. The kids will love it!

Let your kids satisfy their natural curiosity and get in touch with science in Western Australia’s leading discovery center, Scitech. Children will love the entertaining and educational exhibits about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Scitech also features a planetarium and presents regular plays and puppet shows. Try some of the more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the modern complex, which has been welcoming families for over 25 years.

Check out the Up, Down and Around exhibit to discover the principles of motion and momentum. Send balls whizzing down stainless-steel tracks, around loops and all about the room on the Kinetic Contraption. It introduces kids to the concept of kinetic energy with levers, pulleys and plain old gravity.

See how electricity is made and teach the children how to stay safe around it in the Energy Zone. Wander over to Science Fiction, Science Future to learn about some of the amazing technology that could one day be part of our lives. You can play Mindball, build a cyborg and experience augmented reality.

Drop by the Think Tank to find out how medical researchers are hard at work discovering cures for deadly diseases. Move on to Sonic Science to experience life without sound and learn how to protect your hearing.

Visitors with younger kids should head to Discoverland, an area specially designed for children under 7 years old. They can dress up, watch fish in the aquarium or play with bubbles and mirrors.

Catch a show at the Science or Puppet theaters or be blown away by the scale and splendor of the solar system in Horizon, the in-house planetarium.

Browse the unusual souvenirs and gifts in the Discovery Shop, which is full of amazing, funny and educational items.

You’ll find Scitech in West Perth, about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the city center. It’s easy to reach on foot, and by car and train. Scitech is open daily, except December 25 and 26. All shows and a session in the planetarium are included with your ticket.


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Four Points by Sheraton Perth ¥8,201
Four Points by Sheraton Perth

Four Points by Sheraton Perth

707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, His Majesty's Theatre, and Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Northbridge Piazza and Yagan Square are also within 10 minutes. Perth Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 10 minutes.

    Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge ¥8,012
    Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

    Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

    100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Northbridge, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yagan Square and Murray Street Mall. Elizabeth Quay and Perth Mint are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 7 minutes.

      Pan Pacific Perth ¥10,958
      Pan Pacific Perth

      Pan Pacific Perth

      207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. Swan River Foreshore Trail and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 14 minutes.

        The Ritz-Carlton, Perth ¥24,741
        The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

        The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

        1 BARRACK STREET, Perth, WA
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Barrack Street Jetty Ferry Terminal and Elizabeth Quay. Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) and Perth Mint are also within 15 minutes. Perth Esplanade Station is 6 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 9 minutes.

          Ramada by Wyndham Perth The Outram ¥9,959
          Ramada by Wyndham Perth The Outram

          Ramada by Wyndham Perth The Outram

          32 Outram Street, West Perth, WA
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in a national park, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of RAC Arena, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Hay Street Mall. Elizabeth Quay and Optus Stadium are also within 6 mi (10 km). Perth City West Station is 14 minutes by foot and West Perth Station is 15 minutes.

            Sage Perth ¥9,511
            Sage Perth

            Sage Perth

            1309-1311 Hay Street, West Perth, WA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of West Perth, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of SCITECH Discovery Centre, Kings Park War Memorial, and Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Perth Mint and Hyde Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Perth City West Station is 12 minutes by foot and West Leederville Station is 13 minutes.

              The Melbourne Hotel ¥11,716
              The Melbourne Hotel

              The Melbourne Hotel

              33 Milligan Street, Perth, WA
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena and Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC). SCITECH Discovery Centre and Perth Mint are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Underground Station is 9 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 11 minutes.

                Best Western Northbridge Apartments ¥10,475
                Best Western Northbridge Apartments

                Best Western Northbridge Apartments

                228 James Street, Northbridge, WA
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Northbridge, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of SCITECH Discovery Centre and RAC Arena. Royal Perth Hospital and Perth Mint are also within 2 mi (3 km). West Perth Station is 10 minutes by foot and Perth City West Station is 11 minutes.