April was packed with science, learning, and a creative splash!


This April, we came together to ignite change in our community for World Autism Month. We hosted a number of community events throughout the month for all ages. From scientists to artists and train enthusiasts – there was something for everyone. 

Let’s take a dive into what we got up to!  

Scitech Sensory Evening 

To kick off the month, Scitech opened their doors to amateur scientists who spent the evening exploring everything the world of science has to offer. 

We started the night with a bang at the Power Trip show. During the interactive show, we saw electrifying demonstrations of energy in action, showing how energy works and how we can efficiently use, transfer and store energy to achieve incredible things.  

Following the show, attendees were able to explore all the exciting exhibitions at Scitech. From playing with the race boats and construction zones in Discoverland to the experiencing the visual specifical of Kaartadijn Koorliny, there was so much to see and do. One of the highlights for many was the Feature Exhibition, Astronaut, where participants were able to investigate the reality of what it takes to be a space explorer. 

Take a look at what everyone got up to in the images below! 

MetroNet Railcar Facility Tour 

Next up, we boarded for a behind the scenes tour of the MetroNet Railcar Manfacturing and Maintenance Facility.  

Hosted in collaboration with MetroNet and ALSTOM Australia, our trainspotters were able to get up close and personal the assembly line which will deliver 246 new railcars.  

During the tour, attendees were given an exclusive look at the new railcars, how they are made and the opportunity to ask questions. Concluding the tour, everyone was given a goody bag from MetroNet, including some railcar merchandise, to take home. 

Understanding Autism at WA Museum Boola Bardip 

On Thursday the 6th of April, we spent the morning at WA Museum Boola Bardip under the blue whale, in the beautiful Hackett Hall, for our Understanding Autism presentation. 

This event saw our community come together to learn and ask questions, gain insight from our team to develop a better understanding about Autism and what it means for each individual and their family.

Otto the Whale even lit up blue for the morning!

Quiet Tuesdays at the Art Gallery of WA 

Last but certainly not least, we hosted a Quiet Tuesday morning at the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) for children and adolescents from 7 to 12 years old.  

During the session, participants were supported by staff from the Autism Association and AGWA Gallery Guides to take a tour through the gallery and check out all the exciting exhibitions, including Yoshitomo Nara’s new solo exhibition, Reach Out to The Moon, Even If We Can’t.  

Following the tour, everyone moved to the participatory exhibition space in Gallery 09, where they had the opportunity to build and create sculptures in Bruno Booth’s Exquisite Bodies exhibition. Check out the photos below to see some of the creations! 

Bruno Booth Exquisite Bodies Installation View, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2023.

Thank you to everyone who joined us throughout April and a big thank you to Scitech, MetroNet, WA Museum Boola Bardip and the Art Gallery of WA for collaborating with us to host these events. 

If you want to see more of our community events, click here and be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for upcoming event announcements! 

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