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Moving to Mars
Should we stay or should we go?
Travel to Mars without leaving London – in a multi-sensory adventure for all ages.
'As this fascinating show makes clear, colonising the Red Planet will require technical genius – plus an eye for fashion and coffee you can drink upside-down'
★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian
'Immersive at every turn' Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★ Londonist
'This show will help you become a real Martian' New Scientist
'An intelligent and thoughtful exhibition. Its most compelling sensation, though, is one of wonder' The Observer
'A thrilling leap into the future' Financial Times
'A thought-provoking look at man's fascination with Mars' Metro
Step into a full-scale Mars home, immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the landscape and learn how rethinking daily life for a zero-waste, clean energy-powered civilisation might help future generations on Earth.
Children born today are the first who might witness a human mission to Mars in their lifetime. It’s one of humanity's great challenges and everything will need to be designed – but should we even be going?
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects including contributions from NASA, the European Space Agency and SpaceX; NASA's 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge winners, AI SpaceFactory; robotic builders by Foster & Partners; the first sustainable urban design for Mars, Mars City Design; the first spacesuit designed for the Mars surface; Christopher Raeburn's new fashion collection inspired by the red planet and much more.
Age guidance 8+
Your mission starts here
Astronaut Tim Peake, scientist Professor Sanjeev Gupta, climate activist Venetia Falconer and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees invite you to engage at each stage and design for the next generation.
The Design Museum speaks to Future Mars Walker, Alyssa Carson as part of the #GenerationMars series.
To mark the Moving to Mars exhibition, which touches on how discoveries on the red planet might help Earth – the Design Museum is premiering an intriguing short film about climate change, made by 3D artist Petter Schölander.
Background artwork by Empire Design