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    Playing with Light

    Let there be light! Step out of the darkness and into this exhibition where visitors will try to sneak past a laser light security block, step inside a giant kaleidoscope, “draw” with infrared “paint”, or make their own powerful telescope! Playing With Light explores our big bright world and the many ways in which science and physics create light!


Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, this exhibition with many applications such as vision, the beauty of rainbows, fiber optic communication, holographic security, and laser surgery, light provides the basis for much of our current technology and is largely responsible for the way we view our world.

PLAY is a means to ignite the imagination for people of all ages. Open ended and without instruction, it offers the opportunity for exploration and creativity, but most importantly, it enables learning through experimentation, a key tenet of the scientific process.

In drawing together PLAY and LIGHT, Scitech has created an exhibition experience like no other. Using basic physics principles, innovative interactive experiences and a sense of fun, Playing With Light offers the opportunity to explore our world and how it is illuminated through 22 exhibits with a multitude of outcomes.

Key messages include: How light plays a vital role in our daily lives, how science helps us to describe and explain the behavior of light and to discover even more about the world around us, and how play and experimentation are important for learning.

Exhibits include:

  • Entry
  • Laser Dodge
  • Sticky Light
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Bendy Mirror
  • Computer Vision
  • Make a Telescope
  • Change Your View
  • Color Shadows
  • Color Mixing
  • Paint with Infrared
  • See with a Spectroscope
  • Color Changes
  • Guiding Light
  • Light Investigation
  • Fiber Optic Transmission
  • Freeze Your Shadow
  • See in Slow Motion
  • Hologram
  • Concave Reflections
  • Polarized Light
  • Information Kiosks


4,300–6,500 sq ft

400–600 sq m

Educational Materials

We provide instructors with essential questions to ask students at each area and a lesson that explores and expands on the ideas presented.

Our research and interpretive text is also the basis for our Educator Guides. Developed during the second half of our 360° process, these guides contain classroom modules for students to use before arrival and after their experience, with accompanying activities for the exhibition visit itself.

To receive a copy of the Educator Guide, please contact info@imagineexhibitions.com.


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To book this exhibition, please contact Debbie Donohue!

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