April, 2022

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2022Wed13Apr7:00 am5:30 pmMake your own rainbow in Aotea Square!Free school holiday fun on daily 13 April to 1 May7:00 am - 5:30 pm Aotea Square, 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Free,School Holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Rainbow Machine in Auckland, New Zealand

Event Details

Have you heard? There’s a rainbow making machine coming to Aotea Square during the April School Holidays!

As autumn weather arrives and light in the sky changes, it’s the perfect time to make rainbows appear before your very eyes! To create this awesome experience, artists, architects and scientists got together and built a Rainbow Machine.

So come and explore Aotea Square in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and the many amazing activities nearby; there’s so much fun to be had for the whole whānau.

On daily from Wed 13th April to Sun 1st May from Sunrise to Sunset.

How the Rainbow Machine works:

Step 1: Turn the cone towards the sun using the wheels on the side (one large and one small)

Step 2: Keep turning the machine until you capture the sunshine

Step 3: Natural light passes through prisms and mirrors at the top of the cone, refracting the light to create a rainbow!

Step 4: Keep experimenting- the amazing thing is that no two rainbows are the same so each one will be uniquely yours!

Rainbow Machine


FREE school holiday activity


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