Scitech adds water to summer exhibition
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 took 18 to 24 months to develop until it was 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 would be partner organisations and experts coming in over the summer to talk about sharks, reefs and share their STEM knowledge.
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; and the CSIRO Lab will be sharing how to construct an unsinkable boat.
Ocean Odyssey is on until February 3.