Map Your World explores mapping and navigation in everyday life and includes special ‘quest’ stations where visitors will solve puzzles to collect different layers of their very own map, which can then be viewed and brought to life through augmented reality.
Mapping and navigation has been at the heart of the human experience since the dawn of our species, underpinning advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) over millennia.
Layers of data are recorded within maps to help visualise the world and guide how we interact with it. Mathematics provides the tools and language we need to map our surroundings, while the applications of science, technology, and engineering help us to navigate and explore them.
In Map Your World, visitors will use different methods of navigation to find their way through shipwrecks, escape a virtual building, and pilot a simulated underwater exploration vehicle. They can take on the challenge of a giant game of Battleships using coordinates, or operate a sonar scanner to map themselves and their friends.
By tracking the movement of a spilled cargo container of rubber ducks, they will even be able to explore patterns in global ocean currents through real-life computer modelling. Using the oldest navigational techniques known to humankind, visitors will learn to use the stars to find their way across both land and ocean, just as our ancestors did thousands of years ago.
COST: Free with admission
EXHIBITION PARTNER: BHP