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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Questacon exhibit to add more Colour at museum

Due to its popularity, Questacon’s Colour exhibition will be hanging around the Hunter a bit longer.

The display’s season at the Newcastle Museum has now been extended until the end of the April school holidays, giving everyone another chance to experience the event without travelling interstate to Canberra.

But, if you and your family are looking for something to do with the kids in the immediate future, head on down to the Workshop Way premises – and see the world in a new light.

The touring exhibit, developed by Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre, was launched in September.

It explores the science of colour and perception through more than 20 different interactive activities.

Set up in a COVID-safe space in the Supernova Gallery, Colour allows visitors to discover how light influences colour and why we all see colour differently, using everything from coloured bubbles and iridescent insects to spectacular fluorescent rocks and illusions.

Questacon also partnered with the Australian National Insect Collection and Geoscience Australia for this exhibition.

“We’re excited to showcase Colour to the museum’s audience in Newcastle and the Hunter, offering a taste of the science-based fun that both Questacon and our museum are so well known for,” City of Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

“Our museum continues to raise its profile nationally by presenting world-class exhibitions to our community.

“I encourage locals and visitors alike to come along and take a look for themselves.”

Tickets for Colour can be purchased through the Newcastle Museum’s website and cost $10 (adults), $5 (children aged three and older) and $7 (concession card holders), while a family pass (two adults and two children) is $25.

Visitors should bring a mobile phone to enter the museum using a QR code.