Enlighten Festival. Feb 27-Mar 7 2015

Enlighten excites at Questacon

Questacon’s activities for Enlighten are a shining reflection of 2015 as the International Year of Light.

Check out the range of ticketed events below or join us each evening as Questacon’s foyer becomes a hive of activity with surprising science demonstrations and roving buskers.

Watch as artist George Rose creates a new masterpiece before your very eyes, try your hand at ‘Snake the Planet!’ or ‘Brixels’ and challenge a friend to a game of these re-invented classics or visit the outdoor Q Shop cart for fabulous flashing fairy floss!

Our fun-filled activities after dark are sure to excite the mind!

Foyer entry is free; late night openings are 6.30–10 pm.

Visit the Enlighten website for the full program and further information.

Enlighten Events @ Questacon

Shadow Puppet Workshop

A shadow puppet and it's puppeteer

Make your own shadow puppet with Jeff Achtem from Swamp Juice!

The Physics of Beer

Beer in several flasks

Questacon explores the science behind the six-pack in this adults-only exploration of the amber ale.

Swamp Juice

A puppeteer holding a shadow puppet and a camera

Welcome to a swamp like no other! Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets creates a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp. 

Night Photography Workshop - Beginner

Floodlights projected into the sky.

Want to take your photographic skills to the next level? Register now for Questacon’s night photography workshop.

Night Photography Workshop - Intermediate

Floodlights projecting into the night sky with a light painted wave in the foreground

Want to take your photographic skills to the next level? Register now for Questacon’s night photography workshop.

Laser Tag at Questacon

A stylised image of a laser tag battle

Get ready to experience the adrenalin pumping thrill of laser tag at Questacon!