Helicopter Climbing wall

Now extended to 21 February 2016.

Rappelling down a sheer cliff face, communicating under thunderous chopper blades, squinting through the glare of flashing warning lights... do you have what it takes to be a hero?

This interactive and engaging exhibition allows visitors to experience and react to high-pressure rescue-based scenarios where people’s lives are potentially at stake in land, sea and air rescues.

Rescue connects ordinary people, with the extraordinary efforts of emergency personnel, in the unpredictable world of search and rescue operations. Visitors are put into the role of both rescuer and casualty to discover how rescue technology works but also how the skills and experience of those talented rescuers assist people in these situations.

Each exhibit explores topics related to rescue techniques, emergency supplies and equipment to highlight the physical and mental strength, quick thinking and dexterity required to carry out a dangerous rescue situation.

With exciting hands-on exhibits, this is one exhibition you won’t want to miss!

Admission charges apply. Free entry for MyMuseum members.

Things to see and do

  • Fly a helicopter simulator and get a bird’s eye view of a rescue scene.
  • Escape a smoke-filled room.
  • Tackle a climbing wall and test your skills for a vertical rescue.
  • Test different fire extinguishers on simulated fires.
  • Navigate a jet ski to test out surf lifesaving techniques.
  • Use infrared cameras to look for the heat signals of missing people.
  • Report the rescue news on TV and explore chroma key technology.
  • Explore how rescue technology has developed and how specialist equipment is essential in rescue operations.
  • Take the challenge in What to Pack and decide what items to take on a rescue search.

Discover more

Discover more with a full description of exhibits for the exhibition Rescue

Learning Resources for Rescue

Learning resources highlight the exhibition’s key messages, provides broad curriculum links and showcases an exclusive teacher preview on 5 August 2015.

Rescue - produced by Scitech, Perth, Western Australia.

Event Details

25 July 2015 - 21 February 2016
Level 1 Sciencentre
Free with Sciencentre Admission

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