The Nedlands institute will open its doors to the public for the first time since Prime Minister Tony Abbott officially opened the $122 million facility 18 months ago.
Director Peter Leedman said he hoped the behind-the-scenes tours and auditorium presentations would inspire enthusiasm and excitement for science.
�Our open day is an opportunity for people to see where we work, what we do and who we are,� Professor Leedman said. Community education manager Pauline Charman said visitors could book hands-on activities at the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Lab and experience what it is really like to work as a medical research scientist.
�We are hoping to inspire the next generation of medical researchers and increase understanding and awareness of our work within the community,� Ms Charman said.
�The public deserves to know exactly why we are on the global stage in terms of medical research.
�Our lab researchers will be on call to show exactly what your money goes towards when you donate. It is going to be a truly unique and exciting day.�
Ms Charman is a science engagement finalist in the 2015 Premier�s Science Awards, to be announced on August 20.