Pretoria - A fun interactive digital learning experience suitable for children of all ages comes to Joburg this month.
Known as the Future Park, this exhibition, which blurs the boundaries between art, science, technology and creativity, moves to Silverstar Casino from February 24 after a successful stint in Cape Town.
Since its inception - the brainchild of a group of Tokyo University “ultra-technology” postgrads - it has attracted more than 5 million children across the world to play in a digital environment.
In the sketch aquarium, children colour in a drawing of a sea creature of their choice. Once completed, the piece of paper is scanned and the image projected on to a giant virtual aquarium, where children can see their creation come to life and swim with the other creatures. Pictures drawn in Sketch Town can be turned into unique 3D papercrafts.
For younger children, there’s the Table where Little People live, which interacts with objects placed on it, while Connecting Block Town features cars and trains running in a townscape on digitally projected roads and tracks.
Hopscotch for Geniuses features shapes projected on the floor which children can jump on to create a mixture of sound and colour.
* Future Park is open daily from 10am to 6pm. The cost is R130 (adults and children over 18); family package is R460. Pensioners and students R115. Tickets: Computicket or the door.