West Perth: Take an ocean odyssey with Scitech this school holidays

Isha Singh (9) Bedfordale. Scitech's new Ocean Odyssey exhibition has opened for the school holidays. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d489464
Isha Singh (9) Bedfordale. Scitech's new Ocean Odyssey exhibition has opened for the school holidays. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d489464

EXPLORE the seas and take an ocean odyssey in the city this summer.

Scitech’s latest exhibition has unveiled a watery world with activities and experiences for all ages to dive into.

Chief executive Deb Hancock said each exhibition takes around 18 to 24 months to develop until it is ready to show.

“We had a think about what’s going on in the broader environment, and there’s been a lot of conversation about our oceans,” she said.

“The ocean covers more than 70 per cent of the surface of our planet and yet despite our reliance on this precious life source, more than 80 per cent of this vast underwater realm remains unmapped, unobserved and unexplored.

“Scitech will reveal some of the ocean’s secrets, demonstrating how important and special this ecosystem is and why we should be protecting it for generations to come.”

Ms Hancock said there will be partner organisations and experts coming in over the summer to talk about sharks, reefs and share their STEM knowledge to visitors.

Young and old can plunge into Expedition Reef, a new show in the Planetarium; little scientists can experiment with flow and currents with a water play experience in Discoverland; visitors can create a ‘sea symphony’ on a DJ-style Launchpad; the CSIRO Lab will be sharing how to construct an unsinkable boat, and more.

Ocean Odyssey is on at Scitech until Sunday, February 3.

For tickets and more information, visit scitech.org.au.