The future is a constant source of speculation – what will the world be like in 10, 20, or 100 years? Will we ever get flying cars? Will robots be our friends? What about bionic body parts? We can't be sure, but science and technology can help to make some pretty interesting predictions, and Scienceworks' latest exhibition Think Ahead does just that. The brand new exhibition takes visitors on an immersive journey through science, technology, engineering and design. With a focus on innovative technology, it inspires visitors to imagine the future and project their visions for the world of tomorrow.
Kids aged eight to 12 years old should enjoy redesigning their bodies using cybernetics, design a future 3D city, step inside a space craft and create their own soundscapes.
Bigger kids will be impressed by world-class innovations including the cochlear implant and Bionic Eye prototypes and the two-wheeled electric Holden EN-V, a concept car of the future that can drive its passengers safely to their destination.
It wouldn't be the future without robots though would it? Some electronic friends will be on show for the first time in Australia, including Nao, an advanced humanoid that walks, talks, remember faces, dances and play games with visitors, and the Da Vinci Surgical Robot that has been used in over 200,000 surgeries.
This exhibition is free with general admission to Scienceworks (which is $10 for adults, but kids under 16 get in free anyway).