Above & Beyond - Scienceworks - Melbourne - Review

Enter the world of flying with the Above and Beyond exhibition currently at Scienceworks. It will take you on a journey into the sky and beyond!

We sent Melbourne Mum Renata and her daughter to experience the exhibition during the last school holidays and they loved it and they reckon young space fans will love it too. Great for kids 5 years and over or little ones can enjoy the exhibition with their siblings. Renata and her daughter Anastasia particularly enjoyed the Visit Mars and the Spread your Wings activities. To follow Renata and her daughter’s experiences on Instagram, head to @renatakatarzyna.

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

This aerospace exhibition features immersive flight simulations, design challenges, visionary concepts for the future and inspiring stories from game changing innovators. Visitors can design and fly their own aeroplane, pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane, and ride an elevator to the edge of space.

Above and Beyond is presented by Boeing and produced in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Children and young adults will be inspired to imagine the future of aerospace technology.

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Kids will have lots of fun with the different exhibits on offer including the biometrics screen where they can experiment.

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Anastasia loved spreading her wings and flying in formation with birds in the Spread your Wings exhibit.

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

She was very intrigued by the International Space Elevator. People have long dreamed of building a tower to space and this has evolved into concepts for a space elevator.

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

 Photo credit: @melbourneminor for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @melbourneminor for @busycitykids

Visitors can also have a look at the NASA exhibits showcasing missions and the shuttles used.

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Kids can take control of their space jet and fly through the skies.

 Photo credit: @melbourneminor for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @melbourneminor for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

They can also blast Space Junk debris stuck in orbit - boom! And understand what debris gets stuck in space.

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

 Visitors can also learn about different flight modes like hot air balloons, rockets, gliders and more.

 Photo credit: @melbourneminor for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @melbourneminor for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

And be exposed to more complex exhibits like flight simulation.

 Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Photo credit: Renata Marchionna for Busy City Kids

Busy City Kids were invited to Above & Beyond for the purposes of a review. All opinions & feedback are genuine & truthful. Travel and food were self funded. 

For more information on Above & Beyond at Scienceworks, head to their website.

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