What first caught our eye about Neighbourhood Earth was the tagline that it was developed in partnership with NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Space and Rocket Center because if NASA’s had a say in the exhibition, then we wanted to check it out.
So, we did exactly that to find out if it really did offer an in-depth look into the history and future of space exploration and to check out that impossible space voyage that said we could see a lightning storm to experience on equatorial Venus among other phenomenal sights. See below for our thoughts.
But if you want to check it out for yourself and heed no attention to what we have to say, you can get your Neighbourhood Earth tickets here.
Neighbourhood Earth Review
A trip to the cinema and an art exhibition in one, Neighbourhood Earth is an interactive activation for anyone interested in learning more about space exploration.
The first part of the event is a cinema-like experience, where you watch a short documentary about the planets in our solar system and the history of their exploration. While the voiceover is no David Attenborough, the video visuals are stunning and the facts relayed are equally informative. Be sure to look back as each planet is introduced so that you can see the installation at the back of the room change colour.
Once the documentary is complete, you’ll be led by one of the staff to the second part of the experience, which begins to feel more like an art gallery in a history museum, but one with interactive installations such as a scale showing you how much you would weigh on other planets, a walk-through spacecraft bunker, and spaced-themed VR.
Neighbourhood Earth delivers a high-tech science class for the whole family. Those like us, who forgot all the astronomical information taught to us in school, as well as little explorers, who can occupy themselves at the kid’s corner while the adults wander around the exhibition.
Open now at QueensPlaza until February 3, 2023.