12 Jun 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

See colour as you’ve never seen it before! Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint differ? Have you ever wanted to see UV light like an insect?

Visit the Room of Missing Colours and hear fascinating stories from people who see colour when they hear music. Discover Colour and see the world in a new light!

Explore the stories of colour through four broad themes:

  • Coloured Light – the origin of all colour
  • Controlling Colour – colours added, removed and transformed
  • Seeing Colourexperience, thoughts, understanding, action
  • Making Sense of Colourhuman, animal, and machine vision

Engage with more than 20 interactive experiences, ranging from iridescent insects to colour illusions. Explore how light influences colour, and compare your perception of colour with your family and friends. ‘See like a bee’ with the ultraviolet camera and see glowing quantum nanomaterials that change their colour with crystal size. The exhibition will show the power colour has on the choices we make every day, and on our responses to our environment.

Dates: RE-OPENING from Friday 12 June to Monday 31 August 2020
Times: 4 sessions daily:  9:30am-11am | 11:30am-1pm | 1:30pm-3pm | 3:30pm-5pm

To comply with the Gallery’s COVID-Safe plan which limits the number of people in attendance at any one time, visitors are required to pre-book a 90-minute session. Your booking allows entry to view all exhibitions on show for the duration of your session. No need to book for each exhibition.

Cost: FREE
Bookings: ESSENTIAL! Book via EventBrite
Age Group: ALL AGES. Recommended for ages 5 to 12 years although suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult or carer at all times.

This exhibition was developed by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra