Three new exhibitions at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
In the heart of Canada’s capital, the Canada Science and Technology Museum is about to reopen its doors after a museum-wide transformation that began in 2014. Our team worked closely with the museum and its curators to design and build three brand new exhibitions.
A fifty-year-old national institution, the Canada Science and Technology Museum explores the country’s long history of scientific and technological achievements. Across three unique exhibitions entitled “Steam: A World in Motion”, “Into the Great Outdoors” and “Sound by Design”, we’ve created a hands-on and immersive experience that explores three areas of technology that have greatly contributed to Canada’s global reach, from transportation and steam technologies to sound and communication.
Steam: A World in Motion features the museum’s collection of beloved steam locomotives and explores all the glamour and grit of steam during its peak, between 1900 and 1950, when trains and ships were the primary means of moving people all over the country and around the world.
Into the Great Outdoors celebrates technologies that have opened up access to the wild, allowing Canadians to enjoy and explore the country’s remarkable landscapes. Getting up close, museum-goers will get to see decades’ worth of fascinating artefacts, from bikes and vehicles to canoes and snowshoes.
Inside Sound by Design, visitors will get to see and experiment with countless sound and music technologies from the last 150 years. The exhibition features immersive sensory experiences, like the “Quiet Cube” that invites visitors to experience the sound of silence, as well as motion-activated soundscapes that museum-goers create themselves. Visitors will even get the chance to try out some of the very first electronic instruments!
The three exhibitions open at the revamped Canada Science & Technology Museum on November 17th.