Utilising fully immersive experiences to explore the impact of aerospace in our world, Above and Beyond premiered in Washington, D.C. at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, before embarking on a multi-city tour to major science centers and air-and-space museums worldwide including Washington, D.C., Dubai, St. Louis, Charleston (SC), Riyadh, Seattle, London, Singapore and Chicago. Very soon, it will land at Scienceworks, Victoria’s preeminent centre for scientific innovation and technological discovery.
Explored through five key themes that define flight and space travel – Up, Faster, Higher, Farther, and Smarter, Above and Beyond is an education-based exhibition disguised as a thrilling, hands-on journey. It provides visitors of all ages and interests with both retrospective and forward-thinking views on the innovation and science behind flight. The five themed galleries will feature dozens of interactive experiences made possible using flight simulation, augmented reality, touch-tables, design and skill challenges, virtual reality and more.
“The tenacity of the human spirit couldn’t be more evident than in its never-ending quest to understand and explore the world around it,” said Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington. “This exhibit is a celebration of the innovation that made flight possible during the last century, and serves as an inspiration for the next generation of aviation and space visionaries.”
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Where: Scienceworks, Victoria.
When: Saturday 9 June – 7 October.
Tickets: $0-$23 including general entry
Children under 3 free, discounts for concessions apply.