If you thought teleportation, holograms, invisibility and mind control were only in the movies — think again. Move objects with your mind, turn them invisible right before your eyes and see augmented reality in action in our all-new summer exhibit Science Fiction, Science Future, presented by Coca-Cola.
Open May 27 through Sept. 4, the visually compelling exhibit provides opportunities for creativity and innovation on a large scale. Develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow, in this exhibit created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Western Perth, Australia, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions.
With hands-on and full-body experiences that challenge the mind and body in a stunning visual environment, this exhibit sets the stage for a unique journey of science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Experiment with evolving technologies and develop an understanding of how science will benefit society now and in the future.
Science fiction comes to life
Take a page from Phillip K. Dick’s science fiction novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” and use augmented reality to design a cyborg.
Make different facial expressions and watch a lifelike robot mimic your expressions, like the shapeshifting androids in Terminator 2.
Become an X-Man and compete with others to move an object with your mind.
Steal a page from Star Trek and navigate a computer using only your eyes or climb aboard a transporter and give the illusion that you’re being beamed out and back again.
High-impact graphic panels explore science principles in everyday terms. The panels convey information on medical technology, communication and transportation and include links to science fiction films and pop-culture references.
Just like the science fiction stories of H.G. Wells, Ann Leckie, Mary Shelley and John Scalzi, curiosity, innovation and imagination underpin many scientific principles. This exhibit incorporates these notions to bring to life many innovations and inventions that once were considered only possible in film and literature.
Practice real-world science skills including predicting, imaging, critical thinking and more. Click here to download the educators’ guide.
See tomorrow, today. Let your imagination run wild with a vision of the future many thought existed only in fiction.