Permanent ExhibitionsScience Exhibit

Human

Location
Montreal, Canada
Client
Montréal Science Centre
Surface area
13,239 sq ft
Completion date
2017
Overview

Geared towards young families and teenagers, the Montréal Science Centre’s newest permanent exhibition, Human, explores the concept of change in the human body, both throughout the course of human evolution and over the duration of a single lifetime.

GSM Project was mandated to design and produce the exhibition, working in close collaboration with the science centre's research team. The result is a highly immersive and interactive exhibition celebrating the exceptional qualities of our human bodies.

GSM Project
GSM Project
Exploring human biology

The concept puts the visitor at the centre of the experience, inviting them to reflect on their own body as the consequence of evolutionary development and to contemplate how their body has changed—and will continue to change—over the course of their lives. Visitors come to understand the scientific messaging using their own bodies as an example and learn about human biology through the lens of their own experiences.

Melanie Guilbault
Melanie Guilbault
Melanie Guilbault
Melanie Guilbault
A full-body experience

With its forty interactive installations, the exhibition goes far beyond "hands-on" to become a full-body experience, as visitors climb, pedal, run, and explore to see themselves in a whole new way. For example, one interactive invites visitors to see what they would look like with a very different face; another gives them the chance to experience what life would be like as a pregnant woman. Elsewhere, visitors are encouraged to consider their relationship to other vertebrates; with the help of Kinect-based technology, they can visualize their own skeletal structure inserted into the body of a dolphin, bat, bird, or even dinosaur.

GSM Project
GSM Project
GSM Project

Summary

GSM Project designed and produced the first and second edition of Human, a science exhibition about the human body, geared towards young families and teenagers. Thirty interactive installations make Human a full-body experience for both young and old.