Jacksonville, Fla. — January 19, 2023 — Do you have what it takes to survive in a completely foreign environment? Leave Earth behind and travel interspace for an experience unlike any other in Planet Pioneers, coming to the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) from January 22 through April 23, 2023.
Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Scitech’s new feature exhibition Planet Pioneers will challenge MOSH Members and visitors to immigrate to a new world to explore, adapt, survive and colonize a brand-new planet.
Planet Pioneers is composed of 17 hands-on exhibits that put budding astronauts and space explorers to the test when they attempt to source their own food, shelter and solve problems in an unknown world.Pioneering a planet is no trivial task, and visitors should prepare for full-body challenges including driving a 4-D Surface Exploration Vehicle, flying a virtual drone to solve environmental issues and experiencing G-Force in a spinning capsule. These hands-on experiences are suggested for guests aged 5-12.
Before arriving at the planet, Museum guests will need to successfully pack the right equipment for the voyage, recruit a crew with varied skills and learn about the surrounding planets in the solar system. Once landed, challenge yourself to find sources of water and oxygen, grow food in the foreign atmosphere and build shelter to survive the elements.
“We are excited to host Planet Pioneers at MOSH,” said MOSH CEO Bruce Fafard. “This exhibition comes to the Museum at the perfect time as NASA and other entities work together to put people back on the moon. Bringing this hands-on exhibition to the First Coast and giving guests an opportunity to see just what it could be like to build a community on a brand-new planet is just another way we are reinforcing our mission to instill the joy of lifelong learning. We are looking forward to visitors and Members enjoying this one-of-a-kind experience right here at MOSH.”
Planet Pioneers is an example of how Scitech’s exhibitions are making a mark on STEM education internationally. “We are thrilled our exhibition will continue to inspire and engage young minds as it travels, and to develop an awareness of where STEM skills can potentially take you,” said Deb Hancock, CEO of Scitech. “Having recently won an international Business Practice Award for our traveling exhibitions, Scitech is at the forefront of STEM education on a global scale and we are proud that Planet Pioneers will continue to build on this legacy.”
Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions shared, “Imagine Exhibitions is proud to partner with Scitech to bring Planet Pioneers to MOSH. With everything we’ve learned in recent years about our closest planetary neighbor, Mars, maybe one of the Museum’s visitors will be a future interplanetary explorer!”
Planet Pioneers will be on display at MOSH on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. January 22 through April 23. To learn more about this exciting exhibition or to purchase tickets, visit themosh.org.
About The Museum of Science & History (MOSH)
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $19.95 for adults; $16.95 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum Members. Learn more at themosh.org.
Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.
About Imagine Exhibitions
Imagine Exhibitions is currently producing over 40 unique exhibitions globally in museums, science centers, zoos, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues, with millions of people around the world visiting our exhibitions each year. In addition to developing successful traveling exhibitions, Imagine Exhibitions designs, opens, and operates permanent installations and venues, and consults on building, expanding, and directing museums and attractions. With decades of diverse experience in the museum and entertainment industries, Imagine Exhibitions consistently develops exhibitions that educate and excite while exceeding attendance goals. For more information, visit www.ImagineExhibitions.com or find us on Facebook.
Explore your world through wonder! Scitech is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information visit http://www.scitech.org.au.