STOCKLAND Baldivis is the first shopping centre in WA to offer a technology and light festival.
The Baldivis TechFest is an immersive technology and light festival that offers fun and interactive experiences for people of all ages and abilities.
Centre manager Darin Maher said they wanted to offer a unique experience for our customers and their families during the school holidays.
“Baldivis TechFest is made up of a number of exciting opportunities that mesmerise the senses; from high-definition projections and glow-in-the-dark art, to augmented reality and green screen technologies,” he said.
“It’s a way for us to give back to our community and we are so pleased to offer some fun exhibits at the centre for local families and friends to come enjoy together.
Baldivis TechFest will include five unique and interactive exhibits throughout the centre.
The Living floor koi pond is a high-definition projection of a koi pond with swimming fish and rippling water that interacts with customers and engages their senses as they walk.
Virtual World allows customers to project themselves onto a giant augmented reality screen where they can interact with dinosaurs, whales, tigers and more.
Glow-in-the-Dark Art Room is a blacked-out art room where customers can draw with the glow-in-the-dark inks to virtually bringing their creations to life and create incredible effects.
The 3D Dancing Lights Room has more than 2500 colour-changing light globes hanging from the ceiling. Customers will be mesmerised as they experience the sights and sounds of the unique 3D light show.
The animated photo station uses green screen technology where customers will appear to be propped up in a car, driving through Baldivis.
Baldivis Secondary College media students, who are working on technology or augmented reality projects, will be present at some of the exhibits to educate the community and peers on how exactly the technologies work.
Stockland Baldivis will also offer sensory sessions for children who have sensory barriers or are living with a disability on Sunday, July 14 from 9.30am to 10.45am. The sessions will allow children and their families to attend the exhibits without lines or music, and with dimmed centre lights.
Baldivis TechFest will run in the centre from Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 21. The public is invited to come experience the exhibits from Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm.