In partnership with NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and The US Space and Rocket Center, Neighbourhood Earth offers up an in-depth look into space exploration and beyond with replica spacecraft, models, hands-on activities and more.
The exhibit, which opened on Friday 17 June, gives Melburnians the opportunity to discover as much about what’s out there as possible as well as journey from planet to planet and experience what they’re like from the safety of home.
What do we think…
A visit to Neighbourhood Earth and a voyage around the cosmos is the perfect way to leave the cold Melbourne weather behind. Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, this exhibition only takes an hour and a half of your time, and is easy to fit around a day of shopping and eating. With heaps of interactive elements, the exhibition is both fun for the little ones and educational.
The replica of the International Space Station’s module is a cool element to explore. Meanwhile, the cinema experience is a great way to comfortably see more of our solar system. To fully enjoy the cinema experience, it’s best to aim for quieter periods, so that you can pick the best viewing point and minimise distractions from other visitors.
Neighbourhood Earth first debuted in the USA before wowing audiences in China and picking up Gold at ICSC Global Awards Asia-Pacific. It made its Australian premiere in Sydney with sell-out sessions at the end of last year where it was described as a “walk through the solar system” and where visitors felt “transported to another world”.
If you’re keen on space, spacecraft and space technology, then grab your tickets to Neighbourhood Earth before it takes off. The Family Bundle pack is back as well and capacity issues from the opening weekend have been corrected so as to ensure a more interactive experience for all participants.
Find out everything you can experience in our Neighbourhood Earth article.