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When the weather won't cooperate and you're forced inside, head to Scitech, a nonprofit science museum geared to curious minds of all ages, from young children to adults. Along with a handful of temporary exhibits, Scitech's permanent exhibits include a puppet theater and an interactive science lab, as well as a planetarium. The museum also puts on science shows and hosts science, technology, engineering and mathematics workshops.
Recent travelers praised Scitech's interactive exhibits (especially the way in which they appeal to youngsters), but most travelers said the best part of the museum is its planetarium, which takes visitors on a "journey" through the solar system with the help of its 180-degree dome screen and surround sound system.
Scitech is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission costs AU$19 (about $14.50) for adults and AU$12 (around $7) for children ages 4 and older and includes entrance to the Scitech Planetarium, the science and puppet shows and the feature exhibitions. Kids younger than 4 can enter for free. In addition to the exhibits and the planetarium, Scitech also houses a gift shop. You'll find the museum just north of Kings Park & Botanic Gardens. For more information, visit Scitech's website.
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