The Earth is constantly changing. Some changes are incremental, some are split-second, but both can result in violent events that devastate human communities.
Experience Earth Alive, where you can encounter forces and processes that underlie Earth changes. Through active, engaging exhibits and compelling visual displays, get a feel for some of Earth’s physical functionings!
The exhibits are organised into spheres that reflect Earth sciences and systems – Geosphere, Hydrosphere and Atmosphere. Each of these spheres looks at how Earth changes can manifest in the environment, causing phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, mountain-building and rock strata, and volcanic eruptions. A fourth section, the Human Sphere, places people into the picture to highlight how Earth changes impact our lives in critical ways and how we can affect the Earth and respond to such changes.
This exhibition was created in partnership with the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), a Research Centre of Excellence at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
Be mesmerised by the GAIA, a 5-metre inflatable globe installation by artist Luke Jerram, featuring detailed NASA imagery of the Earth surface.
Giant SlinkySend dramatic P and S waves of an earthquake down a giant slinky!
Shape a landscape with sand and watch real-time topographic projections to make the connection between elevation and contour lines. You can create with your hands and watch the rain form a watershed.
View visualisations of various Earth datasets on a high-resolution, multi-screen display. You can cue and combine visualisations via an interactive kiosk and watch them play out across the video wall.
To reduce the impact of natural hazards, people need to work together and coordinate their efforts. Work with others to get the little human blocks to high ground and save them from a flood!
This exhibition is generously supported by