Science Museum

Science of Aliens

Jan. 1, 2006

An interactive exhibit for the travelling Science Of Aliens exhibition allowing visitors to create and send messages to far away galaxies.

Situated in the final zone of the exhibition focussing on Alien Communication, our exhibit attempts to immerse kids in the real-world science of communicating with a distant and unknown alien civilisation.

'If you could send a message to aliens then what would it be?” is the question posed by the exhibit, with the commission allowing kids to create a message out of a number of pre-defined, fridge-magnet-like options, then stand back to watch it travel through space alongside messages sent by fellow visitors.