Neighbourhood Earth, which has toured major cities around the world, including Sydney and Melbourne, has some pretty heavy-weight scientific minds behind it having been developed with the help of NASA's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Space and Rocket Center. So, you know that the experts are on board to create an authentic, realistic and science-driven experience.
What Will I See at the Exhibition?
Space Cinema Experience
The exhibit begins by inviting visitors to take a seat and watch an 18-minute video utilising 14 massive screens, 8.1 surround sound, and a giant projection-mapped dome, exploring the solar system and space exploration in a massive sensory experience.
This sets the scene and provides the context and valuable information for the rest of the exhibition.
After the film, visitors can wander through a range of interactive exhibits. The recreation of a section of the International Space Station allows visitors to step inside and imagine what it must be like on board the largest modular space station currently in low Earth orbit.
There's even an installation showing what plants grow in space.
Space Travel Artefacts and Equipment
One of my favourite pieces was the Anatomy of the Space Suit exhibit to protect the astronauts on their missions. The bulk, layering (which can be up to 16 layers) and padding of the suit, the size and seeming weight of the helmet were so much larger than I expected.
The models of space craft are highly detailed and realistic to show the complexity of the design of these incredible scientific pieces of machinery and equipment.
Don't forget to take an Insta-worthy photo of your visit to share the memory with friends, family and followers.
The exhibit is filled with fascinating stories, exploratory science, invention and discovery. It invites us to consider possibilities to follow the black depths of the unknown and find our own inner curiosity and spirit of adventure.
Brisbane's Neighbourhood Earth Exhibition will be running for a limited time from 5 November 2022 until 5 February 2023 at the Queens Plaza at 226 Queen Street (next to the Food Court and David Jones on the lower level). The exhibition is open between:
- Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
- Fridays: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
- Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
- Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m
Adult (ages 16 and over) for $29.00 per person
Senior or Student for $22.00 per person
Child (ages 3-15) for $19.50 per person
Family Bundle for $22.00 per person
Group Bundle (min. 10 people) for $25.00 per person
School Group Bundle (min. 15 people) for $15.00 per person
(Note that the exhibit has low light levels)
Don't miss out on an incredible out of this world, planetary experience which is in Brisbane for a limited period. You might even be greeted by an astronaut.