International White Cane Day 2023

Man stands with arms outstretched between two vertical columns of sparksInternational White Cane Day “Power Trip” at Scitech

Join us on Saturday 14 October 2023 for a free special sensory event at Scitech to mark International White Cane Day.

Meet at City West station at 9.00am or Scitech at 9.30am.

Scitech has created an interactive event, designed for people with vision impairment. Audio description is provided by DADAA, (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts, Australia) that provides access to arts and culture for people with disability.

Please remember to bring your headphones and download the Sennheiser MobileConnect App in advance to enjoy the experience. 

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The event includes:

  • Guided sensory tour of Scitech
  • Tactile presentation featuring exploding hydrogen
  • “Power Trip” – a 30 minute multi-sensory show with audio description

“Energy is everywhere and is in lots of different forms. Power Trip explores how energy is transferred and transformed in a series of exciting and informative demonstrations including pyrotechnics, kinetic and potential energies, electric motors and plasma.”

Man sits in a chair on a plinth accompanied by three other peopleWe will also be able to physically touch some of the items featured in the show, like a giant Newton’s Cradle, plasma popper (a kind of “ray gun”) and exploding Milo tin. Giving clients a hands on experience of the tools used in the show.

Man holds miniature building structuresAs part of White Cane Day, people with low or no vision will have free entry. Tickets are limited to 30 people and are first come first served. If you miss out on a ticket, please join the waitlist for cancellations. You are also welcome to come along and purchase a ticket on the day.

Companions/support workers are very welcome to join us but are not included in the free ticket. Please ensure they bring a valid companion card with them otherwise, they will need to pay for their own entry to Scitech.

Free tickets are limited, and registration is essential. If you have reserved a ticket and can no longer attend, please let us know so that we can give your ticket to someone on the waitlist.

Register for your tickets through Humanitix (new window)