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Holiday Adventure

Calling all magnificent young scientists!
Join us in the BioDiscovery Centre during the school holidays.

We currently run two different programs in alternating holiday periods.

Cells and Proteins

Magnify the microscopic world of the human body!
Investigate how your cells function using micropipettes, microscopes and other cool equipment used by medical research scientists.
Discover how scientists use cells in research.

Runs in the last week of the January and July school holidays.

Microbiology

Learn how to ‘stain’ a scientific sample and use a micropipette.

Use your science sleuthing skills to identify different bacteria.

Runs in the last week of the April and October school holidays.

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Tickets are $50 each.
Book a ticket below for your preferred time!

If you would like to give this as a gift please check the box at the end of the booking form and we will email you a PDF certificate.

These programs are strictly for children aged 10 to 14. If your young scientist is in years 10 – 12 at school, they are eligible to enroll in our Perkins Profs Program instead. 

Tickets for the July Holiday Program: Cells and Proteins are now on sale!

We will be running two sessions on Friday, July 15th, see below to buy tickets.

If tickets for your preferred session sell out please please email us to go on the waitlist and be notified as soon as tickets become available for our next round of Holiday Programs.


Please note

  • These programs are aimed at a general audience and should not be seen as an academic extension or challenge activity.
  • As part of the program, your child/ren will be working in a fully functional scientific laboratory and will be handling scientific equipment and materials.
  • Whilst all care will be taken as to safety precautions, please note that the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre cannot be held liable for any injury or damage to either your child/ren or personal property.
  • All samples and microscope slides will be disposed of in biohazard waste receptacles at the cessation of the activity.
  • Your child/ren will be using the internet as a research tool during the course of the program. Children are responsible for self-monitoring their use of the internet to appropriate sites for the purpose of research.