Colour - See the world through new light

See colour as you’ve never seen it before in this exhibition developed by Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre and presented by Newcastle Museum.

Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint differ? Have you ever wanted to see UV light like an insect?

Engage with more than 20 scientific experiences, ranging from coloured bubbles to iridescent insects to colour illusions. Explore how light influences colour and compare your perception of colour with your family and friends. See glowing quantum nanomaterials that change their colour with crystal size. The exhibition will show the power colour has on the choices you make every day, and on your responses to your environment.

Bookings Essential, Suitable for ages 4+
Capacity of 50 people per session

Session times (1.5hrs):

  • 9:30am-11am
  • 11:30am-1:00pm
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm


  • Adult $10
  • Child (4-12 yrs) $5
  • Concession $7
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children) $25
  • Infant (3 yrs & under) FREE

Book your place

  • 6 Workshop Way
  • 02 4974 1400
  • 25 September 2020 to 31 January 2021