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Moving to Mars
'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+
Visitors are advised to plan on average 1 hour and 15 minutes to see the whole exhibition
Concession and family tickets available
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Your mission starts here
The Design Museum speaks to Future Mars Walker, Alyssa Carson as part of the #GenerationMars series.
Explore how designers are creating alternative futures in this talk for university students and early-career practitioners.
Join architect and technologist Xavier De Kestelier as he speculates on the future of architecture beyond planet Earth.
Background artwork by Empire Design