Over the rainbow to Scienceworks

Scienceworks general manager Jonathan Shearer. Photo: Bree Gaudette 210694_01

Goya Dmytryshchak

Scienceworks has reopened for the winter school holidays with a “sharing of rainbows”.

General manager Jonathan Shearer said as well as the planetarium, lightning room and special exhibitions, there had been a “rainbow takeover”.

“What we have decided to do for reopening is embrace one of the most lovely and most hopeful of the things that’s come out of the lockdown period, which is the sharing of rainbows,” he said.

“As well as all of our normal exhibition and theatre experiences, we’ve turned our amphitheatre into a giant rainbow – we’ve painted all of those steps throughout the spectrum.

“We’ve also created a rainbow scavenger hunt throughout the site – it’s all outdoors so we that we can get out and enjoy some of this beautiful winter sun and go searching for the seven colours, solving puzzles and looking for hidden places onsite that you may not normally get to.

“For those who manage to solve all the puzzles, we have a treasure chest in our rainbow amphitheatre as the final puzzle and a little reward if you manage to solve the code to open that treasure chest.”

Capacity is limited to 20 people per space or exhibition, with a total of 120 people allowed onsite.

“We’re only taking online bookings at this stage and we’re taking entry into the museum every 15 minutes,” Mr Shearer said.

“[It] actually makes it one of the best times to visit Scienceworks, some of our visitors have said, because for the first time ever in a winter school holidays you never have to queue.”