Neighbourhood Earth at Emporium

Fri 17th June, 2022 – Sun 28th August, 2022
Level 4, Emporium Melbourne
287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Price: From $17
An immersive, multi-sensory experience that takes you into outer space, developed in partnership with NASA, that’s been visited by over a million people globally – now it’s Melbourne’s turn.

It’ll cost you millions of dollars to jump on a Space X flight into orbit. But thanks to a new immersive exhibition we can leave Earth and head out into space without stepping foot on a space craft.

Neighbourhood Earth is an award-winning exhibition combining the latest science with cutting-edge technology to create an immersive space experience. Developed by Toto Creative, in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Centre and NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Centre, Neighbourhood Earth uses screens, surround sound and a giant projection-mapped dome to tell the story of space science and exploration in a uniquely profound way.

The exhibition’s key set piece has audiences zooming across our solar system and arriving up close to stunning depictions of Mars sunsets, Venus lightning storms and the surface of Jupiter. Visitors can also get hands-on with activities adjacent to the cinematic experience, including touch-sensing projections, holographics and building games. Models and examples of spacecraft, tools and astronaut suits are also on hand to showcase the facts, story and achievements behind space exploration, and encourage visitors to consider its future.

More than a million guests have visited the exhibition since it launched at the US Space & Rocket Center, with stints in seven cities in China and and Sydney late last year. It’s being brought to Melbourne by entertainment platform Fever.

Sessions last 90 minutes, with entry every half-hour. Tickets start at $30 for adults, $22 for students and $17 for children.

Hours:
Wed, Sat & Sun 11am–8pm (last entry at 6.30pm)
Thu & Fri 11am–9pm (last entry at 7.30pm)

More information and tickets here.

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