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Perth Science Festival 2018

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See some amazing things at this Science Festival
Perth Science Festival is the largest celebration on the WA National Science Week calendar. National Science week is from 11th to 19th August.

At the Perth event, there will be a busy stage show schedule and more than 50 free hands-on activities, science meets arts exhibitions and stores for buying science products.

Yeeks, stay away!

The festival will have many exhibitors from across WA and they will explore a variety of areas, from astronomy to marine biology, coding and robotics to forensics!

The Perth Science Festival is held at the Claremont Showgrounds, in the Robertson Pavilion.

The festival will be bigger and better than ever this year, so make sure you get your tickets online!

Many hands on displays

You will experience explosive shows, more than 50 hands-on activities, roving performers, native animals, competitions, stage shows, science merchant stores, science meets art exhibitions, native animals and more!

Some of the exhibitors this year will include the following:

Australian Society for Medical Research
Bamford Consulting Ecologists
Adrienne Body Books & Realistic Recycling
Bush Heritage Australia
Biodiversity Education & Western Australian Marine Science Institution
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Einstein's Top Secret Science Perth
E2 Young Engineers Perth
Little Genius Science
Mindarie and Western Metro Regional Councils
Face Painting with Nikki-Marie Designs - Sunday Only
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Edith Cowan University
CSIRO Education and Outreach
Gizmo Cats
Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory
Perth Observatory
Science 2 Kids

Science Stitch
Upsy and Moo: Science Kits for Kids
Plus much more - too numerous to mention them all

See the full list and read about each one here.

The shows that will be on for this Science Festival include:
Starfleet academy - roving performers
A Bite of Science: Trapdoor Spiders of Perth - Leanda Mason
Free Spacers Guild - Roving Performers
A Bite of Science: How Carnivorous are Carnivorous Plants?! - Laura Skates
What has a rope trick got to do with maths? - The University of WA, Maths
A Bite of Science: Food of the Future - Grubs Up
Murdoch Live and Explosive - Murdoch University
Scitech Shows - Scitech
Eco Faeries "Talking Rubbish" - Eco Faeries
How Astronomers use Light to Discover our Universe - Richard Tonello
A Tour of the Known Universe - Richard Tonello
Backyard Biology - Bamford Consulting Ecologists

Getting There
Access to the Perth Science Festival 2018 is via Gate 5, on Graylands Road. You will be directed by volunteers upon arrival to the Robinson Pavilion Entry to have your ticket scanned.

It is, however, recommend to catch public transport to the Perth Science Festival. The Showgrounds train station will be opened for Perth Science Festival 2018. Claremont Showgrounds is just a short walk from the Claremont Station.

Bus numbers 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 98/99 (circle route), 102, 103 and 107 all stop close by the Claremont Showgrounds.

Access to the Perth Science Festival 2018 is via Gate 5, on Graylands Road. Parking is available on site for $5.

For further parking, please check out this site.

The festival will be on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day.

Entry costs are:
General Admission - $10
Child under 4 - Free, but must still have a registered ticket
Companion Card - No ticket, but must provide valid Card, and be attending with the person in their care who holds a ticket

Tickets are only available online, so you can get yours at this site.

More information:

This festival is organised by Scitech, West Perth and supported by the Claremont Showgrounds and National Science Week.

Scitech is the key organiser of the Perth Science Festival, which is now in its fifth year. Scitech has the support of the State Government of Western Australia, and aim to seek to increase awareness, interest and capability in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Book your tickets now for this fun family event!
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Why? For a fun family day as part of Science Week
When: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August, 2018
Where: Claremont Showgrounds
Cost: $10 - see article
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