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Scitech / Earth Matters: Rethink the Future


See changes over time in our natural world and discover how they are connected.

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Understand why and how things are evolving around us

See the inner workings of a tree, listen and learn about endangered species and experience large-scale visualisations of changes taking place in our natural world.

Plants, animals and our landscape all have a story to tell us. Learn more about the big issues like biodiversity, rising global temperatures and carbon emissions.

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Through a blend of physical, digital and new technology, immerse yourself into a deeper learning experience.


Show Your Stripes

Walk through time and see how the Earth's annual average temperature has changed. In this powerful exhibit, spanning from 1850 to 2018, each stripe represents a single year in time.

How Does a Tree Work?

Explore this trio of exhibits to understand how trees breathe, live and grow. Discover a whole new way of looking at trees and learn about the essential role they play in our natural world.


Arctic Sea Ice

We know Arctic sea ice is important to polar bears, but why is it important to us? Explore changes in sea ice extent over time using this stunning projected animation.

Transport Emissions

Through augmented reality, compare the carbon emissions of different modes of transport. Explore the impact of our choices when it comes to how we move and travel around.


Threatened Animals

This interactive exhibit introduces our younger visitors to the topic of threatened animals. Simply match the tiles to find out which animals are in danger. Where do they live, and which threats do they face?

Earth Matters

In nature, everything is connected – air, land and water.
As you explore Earth Matters, look out for the connections along the way.

Admission to our Earth Matters exhibition is included in the purchase of General Public tickets.

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