Ready for takeoff
TEXT: PAULINE ZIJDENBOS | PHOTOS © MUSEON
What does it take to live in space, or move to another planet? Museon’s latest Space Travel exhibition shows that with advanced science and technology, we can achieve previously unimaginable goals: to live on other planets.
Museon offers the chance to experience first-hand what it is like to be an astronaut and a future inhabitant of a different planet. The interactive exhibition, Space Travel, bridges the gap between humans here and now and those a few decades away: humans in space.
You can discover how new technologies apply to our current, daily lives, but also our imagined lives away from Earth. It is aimed at preparing us for this future: to spark interest in creating a more sustainable Earth and boost the desire to live on new planets.
A visit to Space Travel is engaging for every age group and will show how to push scientific developments to a new level. Rob de Winter, head of communications, says: “We hope to stimulate young people’s interest in science and technology by offering them information, fun and active participation. They should ask themselves: how will we survive on a different planet?”
Through varied exhibitions, knowledge institute Museon has been educating people about the riches of the Earth for over 100 years. It is known for its successful One Planet exhibition in collaboration with the UN (which set out 17 sustainable growth guidelines), still on display.
Space travel, on our way to a new Earth (Reizen in de Ruimte, op weg naar een nieuwe aarde) is on until September 2019. Museon in The Hague is open on Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.