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Enlightening exhibition wins ASPAC Creative Science Exhibit award

Scitech’s Playing with Light exhibition has won the inaugural Creative Science Exhibit award at the annual Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centers (ASPAC) conference hosted at the National Science Museum in Daejeon, South Korea.

The award honours an exhibition that effectively realises science popularisation in a creative way. Playing with Light was selected due to the exhibition’s unique design in presenting a highly interactive opportunity for people of all ages to learn more about the physics of light.

Scitech CEO, Alan Brien, said winning the award highlighted Scitech’s increasing reputation as an internationally-respected science centre that develops unique exhibitions.

“Playing with Light was designed around a number of key immersive experiences,” he said.

“By incorporating play into the exhibition title we made it very clear that this is not a typical museum installation, but instead provides something quite unusual for visitors to explore.”

The exhibition premiered at Scitech in late 2010 and after a six month season toured to the Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland, New Zealand followed by Scienceworks in Melbourne. It is currently on display at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane and will thereafter tour to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the Oil and Gas Discovery Centre in Brunei.

Scitech currently has ten travelling exhibitions which tour to science centres and museums across Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Scitech’s SPEED exhibition is currently on display at Danfoss Universe in Denmark and their SPACE exhibition has just finished a six month season at Ah-haa! Science Center in Estonia.

ASPAC was formed in 1997 to facilitate communication and cooperation amongst science centers, museums and other organisations and has members from over 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America.



Scitech is Western Australia’s own hands-on, minds-on science centre. Since opening in 1988, over 3.35 million visitors have experienced Scitech’s unique interactive exhibits, feature exhibitions and theatre shows.

Scitech is a not-for-profit organisation receiving funding from admissions, sponsorship and supported by the state government. Our mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.