Ultimo Science Festival

12–22 September 2013

14 September until 9 February 2014, 10am-5pm
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
FREE with entry to Powerhouse Museum
$30 family, $12 adult, $6 child.
All ages

Playing with light

Dive into the colourful world of light, lasers and lenses.

Dodge laser beams, build a telescope, freeze your shadow on a wall or paint with Infrared. Playing with Light is a full-body interactive exhibit that takes you into the bright and colourful world of lights, lasers and lenses.

With over 22 interactive exhibits, Playing with Light explores light in our life and world:

  • Weave through a smoky maze of lasers as you duck your way across a room, dodging lasers without setting off alarms
  • Paint with light and create colourful creations using an infrared paintbrush and virtual canvas
  • Experiment with lenses, mirrors, prisms and light in the Light Lab
  • Freeze your shadow on the wall and create different shapes
  • Make yourself taller, shorter, wider or thinner with the bendy, adjustable mirror
  • See with a spectroscope, examining different light sources and discover differences in their spectra