Colour: See the world in a new light


Discover how colour is truly in the eye of the beholder!

The Colour exhibition explores the origins of colour in the natural and human-made worlds, and delves into the ways we use and are affected by colour.

Though fundamentally subjective, this exhibition encourages visitors to share and compare their experiences and perceptions of colour.

Visitors will explore the story of colour, shown through four themes:
• Coloured Light - the origin of all colour
• Changing Colour - colours added, removed and transformed
• Making Sense of Colour - experience / thoughts / understanding / action
• Seeing Colour - human, animal and machine vision

Engage with interactive experiences from coloured bubbles to iridescent insects to colour illusions, and explore how light influences colour, and how we all see it differently.

Share your experience #CobbandColour

Don't miss our workshops on Saturday 14 May as we prepare to say goodbye to Colour.


Are you a teacher?

The Colour exhibition has links to specific Australian Curriculum outcomes from Foundation Year through to Year 5, as well as broad conceptual links to the National Curriculum Science Enquiry Skill strand. Learn more

Colour is developed by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra.

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Event Details

06 December 2021 - 22 May 2022

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