IMAGINARIA, a Light & Sound playground at District Docklands
In a Melbourne-first, future play experience, IMAGINARIA has opened at The District Docklands. Set right under the Melbourne star, Imaginaria combines light, sound, sculpture and scent in this fascinating indoor playground will amaze adults and kids of all ages.
Check your shoes in the departure lounge and prepare to venture into another dimension.
People of all ages will be in awe in this one-hour walk through play experience with a series of custom-built interactive sculptures.
Each installation is fully interactive using sound, scent, and light to activate a response to movement as guests walk, slide and glide throughout.
There is plenty of space to explore and interact. Immerse yourself in dreamlike landscapes including a giant inflatable bubble, navigate a futuristic light maze, or jump into a cosmic abyss.
IMAGINARIA International Design Project
Founded and conceptualised by renowned Australian creative Nick Ennis and designed by a multidisciplinary team of fashion designers, architects, musicians, audio-visual artists, light projectionists, sculptors, stuntmen and circus stars, IMAGINARIA synthesises a range of eclectic influences to create a brand-new genre of entertainment for Melbourne.
Inspired by international trends including projection festivals, inflatables, virtual and augmented reality, Creative Director Nick Ennis said:
“Trends in society are often reflections of our deeper needs, desires or values. We wanted to create a play experience that elevated you out of the digital fog and snapped you into the now. A creative reminder to slow down, be still and connect.”
Imaginaria is located just under the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Outside is the Urban Alley pop up bar where you can get your complimentary drink after your visit. The Urban Alley Brew Pub has a great lunch and dinner menu if you want a bite to eat before or after.
After a tough year for Melbourne, the District Docklands has come alive again with so much to see and do. Cafes and restaurants are thriving again, and things are almost looking like before. Make sure to check out : Things to do at District Docklands and our main post Melbourne for Kids.