• Backyard Adventures

    Backyard Adventures Exhibition

    Experience this exhibition and learn about the science in your own back yard! Topics include the biological interactions between plants and insects, the zoology of nocturnal animals, the horticulture of growing giant vegetables, the mathematics needed to lay brick for patios, and much more!

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Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, Backyard Adventures is a travelling back garden, complete with a decaying house and garden golf that will engage visitors with science and technology and enable them to continue discovering after they leave the exhibition.

Backyard Adventures consists of 16 interactive science exhibits and extensive supporting sets and equipment.

All exhibits are accompanied by inbuilt, durable graphic panels outlining what the visitor needs to do, explaining the science principles of the exhibit and providing additional information that may be of interest to people who want to know more.

The key messages in the exhibition are: science is in everything and everyone can be a scientist, active outdoor play can benefit physical and mental health AND there is more to your backyard than you imagine!


Exhibits include:

  • Night Vision
  • Bee’s Eye View
  • Walk through the Seasons
  • Giant Pumpkin Bonanza
  • Food Web Pond
  • Nectar Collector
  • Seed Dispersal
  • The Garden Shed
  • Paver Puzzle
  • Critter Calls
  • Plant vs Insect
  • Dress Ups
  • The Changing House
  • Backyard Sports
  • Garden Golf
  • Augmented Reality Garden Bed


4,300–6,500 sq ft

400–600 sq m



  • By sparking families’ curiosity in their immediate surroundings, Backyard Adventures provides a stepping stone into environmental stewardship. It gave us an opportunity to present STEM learning in a fun, active, dynamic, and entertaining way. The exhibition’s appeal reaches a broad range of ages and abilities, which is appropriate to our primary audience (local families).

    Emmi Saunders, Assistant Curator
    Springs Preserve
    Las Vegas, NV
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