Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, Going Places: The Technology of Transport is an interactive science exhibition that explores how different modes of transportation have shaped society. This engaging and interactive exhibit allows visitors to get hands-on with a multitude of challenging interactives. Fly a plane, ride a hovercraft, race your friend on a recumbent bicycle, or learn to fly a drone! YOU are the driver in Going Places’ interactive exhibits—providing the chance to experience transportation in ways you never dreamed possible!
As well as exploring the technology that gets us around everyday, visitors will also explore the way that travel has shaped the social fabric of our time. Visitors will even see new technology and get a glimpse of where our future is headed.
Going Places consists of 17 interactive science exhibits! Check out some of our favorites below:
Jump in the pilot’s seat to fly a drone with full controls at your fingertips. Test your knowledge of balance, propulsion and velocity and watch your flying skills take off!
Which is best: recumbent or racer? Race a friend to find out which type of bicycle travels fastest up and down hills and how professional cyclists reduce their aerodynamic profile to get the fastest times.
Climb aboard the flight simulator and pilot a plane through the skies. There’s more to it than simply turning left and right.
Rock the Boat
Packing a cargo ship is not easy. Visitors will attempt to prevent capsizing while loading blocks onto a ship. Factor in centre of gravity, buoyancy and packing arrangements and get ready for some hilarious results!
Connecting the right luggage to the right people is a major challenge at airports. Test your own sorting and packing skills in this high-tech game and find out how using mathematics makes life easier.
Sailing is not just for the seas. Try your luck at sailing a land yacht against perilous winds. Traveling downwind is easy – but can you sail into the wind? You will need to use angles, and of course, ingenuity.
Exhibition Events, Activities & Virtual Programs
Join the Nauticus team for special events, virtual programs and activities within the Going Places exhibition that are included with general admission/membership. Virtual programs are free and will be streamed on the Nauticus Facebook.