IMAGINATOR, a Light & Sound playground at District Docklands
IMAGINARIA was awesome in 2022, but has been reimagined in 2023 as IMAGINATOR! Set right under the Melbourne star, IMAGINATOR combines light, sound, sculpture and scent in this fascinating indoor playground will amaze adults and kids of all ages. A fun school holiday activity in Melbourne for all ages!
IMAGINATOR Melbourne Light & Sound Expo
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.
I am often in awe of those more creative than myself and this is a great example of taking simple concepts and turning them in to a highly artistic, spectacular experience.
We struggled to describe it to our little ones on our drive into Docklands, but they were immediately enthralled with all on offer and again spent much longer than anticipated.
Each installation is fully interactive using sound, scent, and light to activate a response to movement as guests walk, slide and glide throughout.
The experience was gamified for the children with a basic prize if you collect all the stamps at stations spread around the facility. Staff were great and helped point us in new directions of which there were many varying experiences.
The light vines were a great start to get lost amongst and try to separate mind and senses to make sense of the experience.
The chroma room was visually spectacular taking us to different cities whilst playing tricks on the mind of who and what we are seeing.
Our 7yo and hubby were game enough to try and survive the air jump. The Shift was a last minute find that got children and parents alike jumping with more energy than normal for our evening session.
In between all of the different sections there is a cool open area with a range of music/communication, the spinner within the parachute lounge and some bean bags to relax and take it all in.
An awesome creative experience that invokes curiosity on how the world works stretching your senses in many wonderful ways.
Appealing to children and adults alike and conveniently located in Docklands with plenty to do before and after in Docklands surrounds.
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.