There’s a hidden world of science waiting to be discovered in the backyard!
On Wednesday, September 29, Science World unveiled its newest feature exhibition, Backyard Adventures, presented by Windsor Plywood Foundation. Connect with nature, uncover a trove of scientific wonders at this 5,000 square foot exhibition, and see that science is everywhere—including your own backyard!
Visitors will get to dig in the dirt of an augmented reality garden bed, collect pollen from flowers, listen to the sounds of birds and frogs, play backyard-themed mini golf and interact with the science that’s all around them. Exhibits such as ‘Plant vs Insect’, the ‘Bee’s Eye View’ and the ‘Nectar Collector’ enable visitors to discover details they normally don’t see and ask questions about how organisms live in different environments. Visitors will learn to appreciate the biodiversity of their gardens in the ‘Food Web Pond’, use problem solving skills in ‘Garden Golf’ and explore fun activities in the ‘Garden Shed’. These interactive displays engage visitors with science and technology and enable them to continue discovering the wonders of their own backyard even after they leave the exhibition.
“Backyard Adventures is an exciting exhibition that supports Science World’s mission to inspire wonder through science and nature. I’m hopeful that this exhibition encourages our visitors to explore all the wonderful outdoor landscapes that Vancouver has to offer.” said Tracy Redies, President and CEO of Science World. “Backyards are shared spaces and communities, and they extend beyond the reach of one’s own personal living space and perspective. We hope that Backyard Adventures will inspire people to get curious, make discoveries, and explore the wonders that exist in their own backyards.”
In the exhibition, visitors will learn and experience that the backyard is full of science from the biological interactions between plants and insects, the zoology of nocturnal animals, the horticultural know how that goes into growing giant vegetables, the mathematical genius needed to lay pavers and the feats of construction that can go on in the shed.
“The Backyard Adventures exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to explore the science and nature that our backyards offer. As an independently owned and operated business, we love supporting Science World, an iconic Vancouver destination. Through this exhibition, we hope to nurture a love and fascination for the outdoors by all who experience it,” Cathy Brown, Director, Windsor Plywood Foundation.
Learn all of this and so much more about Backyard Adventures, open daily at Science World from 10 am to 5 pm PDT and will run until January 14, 2022. Tickets are available to purchase at scienceworld.ca and all visitors 12+ are required to show proof of vaccination, with anyone 6 and up required to wear a mask. This exhibition is sponsored by Windsor Plywood Foundation, with supporting partners Odlum Brown Limited and Harbour Air Seaplanes.
From September 30 – October 3, in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Science World will be offering free admission for Indigenous peoples. More information can be found at scienceworld.ca.
About Science World
Science World is a BC-based charitable organization that engages the people of British Columbia in STEAM literacy. Their mission is to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature. Their vision is that within a generation, Canada will be a country of thriving, sustainable communities rooted in science, innovation and a deep connection to nature.
About Imagine Exhibitions
Imagine Exhibitions is currently producing over 40 unique exhibitions globally in museums, science centers, zoos, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues, with millions of people around the world visiting our exhibitions each year. In addition to developing successful traveling exhibitions, Imagine Exhibitions designs, opens, and operates permanent installations and venues, and consults on building, expanding, and directing museums and attractions. With decades of diverse experience in the museum and entertainment industries, Imagine Exhibitions consistently develops exhibitions that educate and excite while exceeding attendance goals. For more information, visit www.ImagineExhibitions.
Explore your world through wonder! Scitech is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information visit http://www.scitech.org.au.
Media release and image provided by Larissa Dundon, The Tea Communications.