Saturday 16 November 10am - 3.30pm
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Nedlands

Discover the Perkins

Please note: pre-booking has now closed but you can still book in person on the day!

You are invited to Discover the Perkins! Don't miss your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look into Perth's landmark medical research centre in Nedlands. In association with Open House Perth 2019, join us for a free open day and learn about the groundbreaking research happening here in Perth.

We have a range of Discovery Day sessions

  • Take a virtual tour as a cell
  • Hear from experts on health and disease topics
  • Learn to use the tools of a medical researcher
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family
  • Tours of the research laboratories
    And much more!

Learn more


We've recruited a range of experts to sit with you, talk about their speciality and answer your questions.


Hear from the experts


WA's leading researchers will discuss your biggest health concerns and how medical research is delivering answers. 


Get answers

Speed date a researcher

This is your opportunity to speak to the scientists and hear more about how your support is helping save lives. 


Gadgets and gismos

Hands on activities

Take on the Tip Box Challenge and see yourself like never before with a USB microscope.


Explore the labs 

Lab tours

You can get a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Perkins laboratories and see where the Eureka moments happen!


Become a scientist

BioDiscovery Centre

You'll get to try your hand at the authentic tools of a medical researcher inside a real laboratory. 


About the Perkins

What if you explored the Perkins?

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is Western Australia's landmark research institute dedicated to finding answers to the deadly diseases affecting our loved ones. This is your chance to see the Perkins first-hand, explore the labs, become a scientist for a day and hear from the experts. 

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