Moving to Mars is a new exhibition that explores how sending humans to Mars is not just a new frontier for science but also for design.

Over 150 exhibits including original objects and material from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), SpaceX, Raymond Loewy, Chesley Bonestell plus new commissions from responsible design company RÆBURN, Anna Talvi and Konstantin Grcic tell the complete story of designing for Mars.

Two major installations enable visitors to get closer to life on Mars: ‘On Mars Today’, a multisensory experience of the Red Planet and a full-scale prototype habitat by international design firm Hassell.

The exhibition also questions whether we should be designing for Mars at all. In an installation modelling an alternative scenario running over a million years, Dr. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg uses a gaming engine to simulate Mars colonised only by plants, not humans.

For families, a Mars Mission will take children aged 8+ through a series of design briefs set by design and space specialists including European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake.

With hands-on challenges, younger visitors will have a chance to hone their design skills and use their creativity to solve some of the greatest design challenges of our times.

Children under 6 years old are free. Tickets for children over 6 start at £8.

More info here.



18 Oct 2019 - 23 Feb 2020


10:00 am - 6:00 pm


the Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High Street, London

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