Smiles and Selfies at the Saskatchewan Science Centre’s Joylab
As you enter the bright walkway, you won’t be able to hold back a grin. The passage is illuminated with colourful light, bouncing and glowing, almost as if you were surrounded by a rainbow. It’s playful. It’s fun. It's Joylab.
This new exhibit was created in-house by the Saskatchewan Science Centre — and it's all about your happiness.
Moving through the exhibit reveals oodles of wondrous nooks. There’s a mountain of mammoth macarons, and a moon to bounce on. Another room boasts a ball pit bubble bath backed by mermaid tiles. Splashes of vibrant colour scatter the space. Each area is delightfully peculiar — sure to have you giggling.
The experience was inspired author Ingrid Fetell Lee's book “Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness.” In the book, Lee outlines her ten aesthetics of joy. The aesthetics embrace vibrant colour, illusions and whimsy. All of these elements are brought together at Joyab for your amusement.
Joylab is the perfect place for a lively photoshoot — for selfies, a new profile picture or great shots of the kids. Each area offers a dynamic background and you can interact with many of them! The exhibit is part playground, part photo studio. The best part? The smiles will be genuine.