• Planet Pioneers

    Planet Pioneers

    See if you have what it takes to colonize a new home planet in the seventeen hands-on exhibits of Planet Pioneers. Be ready for full-body challenges as you drive a Surface Exploration Vehicle, experience G-force in a spinning capsule, fly a virtual drone and see if you can grow space potatoes in this engaging exhibition for visitors of all ages. Do you have what it takes to explore, adapt and survive?


Would you like to live on another planet? Do you have what it takes to survive and establish a new home?

Planet Pioneers contains 17 hands on exhibits allowing visitors to explore the exhibition to find out what you might need to live on another world, what you should take with you, what you might find there and how you would survive in a strange environment.

The exhibition also focuses on teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills.

Visitors can experience G-force in a spinning capsule, drive a Surface Exploration Vehicle, balance resources and build a model habitat.

Key messages

  • The resourcing and planning needed to settle on another planet.
  • The difference between Earth and other planets and the challenges humans will be faced with.
  • How science, technology and engineering can help us survive and conduct research in a new environment.


  • Surface exploration vehicle
  • Fix the problem
  • Experience G-force
  • Build a habitat
  • Space Potatoes
  • Planet base
  • Bottle rocket
  • Examine rocks
  • Land the rocket
  • Life in a vacuum
  • Who wants to be a pioneer?
  • Pick your crew
  • Projectile launch
  • Scan the planet
  • Timing is everything
  • What to pack
  • Drones
  • Photo opportunity ‘head in the hole’

Exhibits are subject to change.


4,300–6,500 sq ft

400–600 sq m

Educational Materials

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Planet Pioneers


To book this exhibition, please contact Debbie Donohue!

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