Arts & Attractions


Imaginaria brings an immersive wonderland of light and sound to the heart of Brisbane

Part game. Part gallery. Part journey.

Journey to the heart of in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct and you’ll be welcomed into an immersive world where imagination and technology collide thanks to Imaginaria.

The walk-through installation – designed for kids and adults of any age – will feel like entering an entirely new dimension. The audiovisual play experience has been created to delight all the senses.

Founded by Melbourne-based creatives Nick and Lucy Ennis – AKA Loose Collective – and brought to life by fashion designers, architects, musicians, audiovisual artists, sculptors, stunt men, circus stars and more, this multi-sensory delight needs to be experienced to be believed.

Drawing inspiration from international trends in the virtual and augmented reality space, Creative Director Nick Ennis said: “Trends in society are often reflections of our deeper needs, desires or values. We wanted to create a play experience that elevated you out of the digital fog and snapped you into the now. A creative reminder to slow down, be still and connect.”

What is Imaginaria?

Step inside The Imaginarium’s Portal and you’ll slide and climb your way through dreamlike landscapes of shimmering light sculptures, multi-dimensional mazes, architectural inflatables, and even a black hole – all designed by renowned architects, artists, authors, music producers, scent designers, and more.

Each installation is fully interactive, with bespoke sound, scent, and light activating in response to movement as you make your way through the dreamlike structure.

  • Feel time slow down as you play with echoing light and sound installations
  • Find your way through a spectacular light projection maze
  • Be enveloped by a giant inflatable bubble of light and sound
  • Walk the high beam of a NASA-inspired blackhole simulator
  • Find out the mysteries of the universe thanks to a talking Artificial Intelligence projection
  • And that’s only the beginning…

What can I expect when visiting Imaginaria?

Imaginaria is a safe space for all. All spaces will be deep cleaned after each session. Hand sanitisation stations and foot protection slips will also supplied on entry.

Visitors will enter The Imaginarium’s Portal in one-hour blocks throughout the day, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the audiovisual splendour of your surroundings.

Mandatory face masks, staggered entry, temperature checks, and controlled capacity in each hour-long session are just a few health and safety procedures Imaginaria are putting in place to ensure every visitor can have a safe and fun experience.

Imaginaria will transform Brisbane’s Maritime Museum from Friday 3 September until Tuesday 30 November. Secure your tickets via