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Scitech / Earth Matters: Rethink the Future


Starting in your own backyard, learn how you can make mini changes with major results.

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Small changes begin at home

Designed for our littlest visitors, this series of interactive exhibits create new ways to explore backyard biodiversity and sustainability.

Connect with nature and uncover the secrets of urban habitats to understand how you can give it a helping hand.

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Explore electricity generation, storage and transfer in this fun and engaging exhibit. Using pedal generators, produce electricity to light up a central townscape. Share excess energy with a neighbour to watch the town come alive.

A hand putting an oval shape into a hole.

Insect Hotel 

We take our youngest visitors on a journey to explore how little changes can make a huge difference in the world around them. Visitors can help little creatures find the perfect home within our large-scale insect hotel.

a Large pipe with a wooden frame.

Log Crawl-through 

Learn how the simple action of leaving a fallen log in your backyard can encourage biodiversity. Crawl through to discover which creatures you’ll be helping!

Hands operating a water pump with a screen in the background

Water Pump 

Do you know how much water is needed to make some of your favourite daily items? This mechanical game lets you investigate – and you might be surprised! It’s a hands-on way to find out more about your water footprint.

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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