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!

Please Note: This event is sold out.

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.

Please note: This event is sold out

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.

Please note: This event is sold out.

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.

Please note: This event is sold out.

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!

Please Note: This event is sold out.

Colour and Light Shows

A man mixes colours

Join our in house theatre troupe, the Questacon Excited Particles, as they explore the properties of colour and light in this free show.

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