Playing with Light

Travelling exhibition

Illuminate your world

LIGHT is fundamental to our everyday lives. With so many applications from the apparent simplicity of vision, the beauty of rainbows or paintings, to the high tech world of fibre optic communication, holographic security and laser surgery, light provides the basis for much of our technology and our view of the 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 aspect of the scientific process.

By bringing 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 with a multitude of outcomes.

Playing with Light won the 2013 ASPAC Creative Exhibit Award.

Quick guide

21 exhibits
3 information kiosks
2 x 40ft shipping containers

Target audience
Children ages 5 to 12 and their families

Physics, optics, technology

Marketing and education materials
Transit insurance
Exhibition installation/dismantling team

Floor area: 400 - 600 square metres (4,300 - 6,500 square feet)
Ceiling height: minimum 3 metres (10 feet), optimum 4 metres (13 feet)
Entry/exit: at least 2.7 x 2.7 metres (9 x 9 feet)
Storage: secure and dry
Power: standard 240v/120v electricity supply

Available to rent now

Download Exhibition Guide

Exhibit gallery

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Touring arrangements

Scitech to provide

• The exhibition as outlined in the Contract

• Transit insurance

• An exhibition supervisor to coordinate the installation and dismantling of the exhibition

• Replacement parts through normal wear and tear

• Education and marketing materials

• Exhibition manual with details of daily maintenance requirements

• A full briefing on exhibit operation and maintenance by Scitech staff after the exhibition is installed in your venue

Host venue to provide

• A team to assist the installation and dismantling of the exhibition

• Replacement exhibit consumables as required

• 24 hour physical and/or electronic security of the exhibition

• Any special requirements (scaffolding, forklifts, trolleys etc.) specified in the Contract


Fee structure

Negotiations with individual venues will be conducted to determine the appropriate fee structure for the exhibition period.

Contact and enquiries

Jason Poletti - Acting Manager, Exhibitions and Operations
Phone: +61 8 9215 0772
Mobile: +61 417 969 466