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Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh has welcomed a new STEM-themed exhibition based on the science behind award-winning Pixar films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo


Christie technology is behind a new immersive experience in Beijing, China, with Wonderland Science Fiction Exploration Hall at the ZGC Science Fiction Industry Innovation Center taking visitors on two different sci-fi-themed space adventures


Space tourism has a new competitor, with company Halo Space unveiling its Aurora space capsule ahead of its first public flights in 2026


France’s Ampere Museum has uncovered a hidden gem in its reserves, with the only complete and authentic version of the Einstein-de Haas experiment set to go on display at the attraction in April


The UK’s Science Museum Group has revealed a significant partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture which includes the development of a new Museums Hub in Riyadh as the two nations focus on boosting co-operation, cultural exchange and more in the museum sector


Hours after appearing in court following her arrest during a protest, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg appeared at the London Science Museum to protest the institution’s ties with fossil fuel supplier Adani


Tom Hanks is bringing visitors to the moon and back with a new immersive experience co-written by the actor currently on show at London’s Lightroom


Prague Planetarium is currently undergoing a major redevelopment that will see the STEM attraction open Europe’s first and the world’s largest LED dome to the public in 2025


The soon-to-open Wisdome Stockholm at Tekniska Museet is the latest development as part of a national project to boost STEM activities and encourage sustainable construction methods across Sweden


The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has debuted a brand new 3D digital display at its entrance, with a six minute show offering guests a look at the past, present and future of the US space programme


The Association of Science and Technology Centers has announced the winners of this year’s Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards, with each recognised for their dedication to increasing the understanding of and engagement with science and technology among all people


NASA and the USDA Forest Service are offering public facing STEM operations in the US the chance to plan a ‘living piece of spaceflight history’ with seedlings literally flown to the moon and back


A US$14.5m project, including a new planetarium, has been approved for the town of Spartanburg in South Carolina, US


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has announced the public phase of a US$89m capital campaign to fund a complete transformation of the museum, its first significant renovation in nearly 40 years


Engineering company Sanvik has used artificial intelligence to design a statue that draws on the styles of famous artists spanning three continents and 500 years, with the resulting work on display in Sweden’s Tekniska Museet


BT has launched an all-new experience in the UK that uses camera and HD projection to bring 360° content to life in a range of realities powered by 5G


A new experience exploring space and featuring images from the James Webb Space Telescope has launched at Illuminarium Las Vegas


Attractions.io has teamed up with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to develop a brand new experience platform for guests of the popular destination


Maxim Zhestkov, the artist behind the digital artwork that accompanied the launch of the PS5, has launched an evolving virtual art gallery


A new blockbuster exhibition based on hit CBBC show Operation Ouch! will open at the Science and Industry Museum (SIM) in Manchester, UK, in July


You can experience Carnegie Science Center with a roaring twenties twist on April 14, with the popular attraction set to host a special adults-only speakeasy night


The 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is being celebrated with a special show taking place at 100 planetariums worldwide


NASA is to award millions of dollars of funding to museum projects across the US that encourage student participation in STEM subjects


A ‘radical, once-in-a-generation’ development will see Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum undergo a year-long transformation starting in June


The Neobio Museum is a brand new attraction in Shanghai, China, offering experiential STEM education to young people


Tibet Planetarium, which could open in two years’ time, hopes to welcome over 100,000 guests annually


The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is one of a number of informal education institutions to receive NASA funding to serve students from communities underrepresented in STEM fields


The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is set to reopen on May 23 following an extensive renovation


The new attraction will feature a planetarium dome and exhibition spaces and will open in June


Award-winning visual effects studio Moonraker is eyeing the planetarium market with the launch of its latest product - a full-dome experience that shows guests what it would be like to live and work on the moon


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


NASA has selected a group of projects from across the US to receive a share of US$520,000 in funding as Education Community Anchors


Tis the season to be jolly AND to give gifts, so why not give a special gift to a special someone from your favourite attraction? We took a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers from the world’s biggest attractions


Past meets future in this Rockwell-designed exhibition, which features 150 installations and artworks, including a guest appearance from Marvel Studios


Alice in Wonderland has reached the grand old age of 70 and as a result the Disney Imagination Campus has taken a look at the science behind its historic Mad Tea Party attraction


Former Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Bros creative David Woody has set his sights on a new venture after being named vice president and chief creative officer for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry


Sir Ian Blatchford says that oil sponsorship for exhibitions on climate change achieve ‘public good’ while also explaining the Science Museum Group’s justification for accepting such funding


The long-awaited Shanghai Astronomy Museum is set to open its doors to the public on July 18


The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office – including his personal reference library, wheelchairs, communications equipment, medals, memorabilia and even the office furniture – is set to join the Science Museum Group’s collection


Targeting students in Chicago’s underserved neighbourhoods, photojournalist Tonika Johnson and architect Taylor State have discussed creativity and collaboration as part of MSI’s Black Creativity programme


A 4D dome experience at the National Center of Meteorology has opened its doors to the public as part of an engagement strategy that helps audiences understand weather data and meteorological research


The National Air and Space Museum’s US$250m transformation continues with one of Star Wars’ X-Wings set to go on display outside the Albert Einstein Planetarium


The Smithsonian Institute has announced the launch of a new initiative aiming to provide US citizens with information about COVID-19 vaccines


The museum has faced criticism from scientists about its partnership with Shell, which is viewed by its opponents as an attempt at ‘greenwashing’ the brand


The proposed attraction will “connect the night sky to life on earth through STEM education and leading-edge experiences”


A year of programming will build to the UN conference on Climate Change in 2021


A new set of Accords aim to protect Infinity and Beyond for future generations


While most of the world is in shutdown, China has managed to keep the ongoing pandemic in check. With the country successfully adapting to its new normal, Alice Davis takes a look at five major projects coming to one of its largest cities - Shanghai.


The NASA Astronaut came live from the International Space Station on December 3 to talk about his experiences


Work on site is underway for Zaha Hadid Architects’ latest China project

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The Science Behind Pixar comes to Carnegie Science Center


Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh has welcomed a new STEM-themed exhibition based on the science behind award-winning Pixar films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo

Christie technology powers immersive experience for Beijing’s Wonderland Science Fiction Exploration Hall


Christie technology is behind a new immersive experience in Beijing, China, with Wonderland Science Fiction Exploration Hall at the ZGC Science Fiction Industry Innovation Center taking visitors on two different sci-fi-themed space adventures

Halo Space unveils capsule ahead of public trips into the stratosphere


Space tourism has a new competitor, with company Halo Space unveiling its Aurora space capsule ahead of its first public flights in 2026

Authentic Einstein experiment uncovered in French museum


France’s Ampere Museum has uncovered a hidden gem in its reserves, with the only complete and authentic version of the Einstein-de Haas experiment set to go on display at the attraction in April

Science Museum Group to develop Riyadh hub after announcing partnership with Saudi Ministry of Culture


The UK’s Science Museum Group has revealed a significant partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture which includes the development of a new Museums Hub in Riyadh as the two nations focus on boosting co-operation, cultural exchange and more in the museum sector

Greta Thunberg hijacks Science Museum debate over controversial fossil fuel sponsorships


Hours after appearing in court following her arrest during a protest, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg appeared at the London Science Museum to protest the institution’s ties with fossil fuel supplier Adani

Tom Hanks shares love of space with London’s immersive Moonwalkers experience


Tom Hanks is bringing visitors to the moon and back with a new immersive experience co-written by the actor currently on show at London’s Lightroom

Prague Planetarium to open world’s largest and Europe’s first LED dome


Prague Planetarium is currently undergoing a major redevelopment that will see the STEM attraction open Europe’s first and the world’s largest LED dome to the public in 2025

Wisdome Stockholm represents latest in sustainable development as nationally important STEM project set to open doors in Sweden


The soon-to-open Wisdome Stockholm at Tekniska Museet is the latest development as part of a national project to boost STEM activities and encourage sustainable construction methods across Sweden

Kennedy Space Center debuts 3D entrance plaza display


The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has debuted a brand new 3D digital display at its entrance, with a six minute show offering guests a look at the past, present and future of the US space programme

STEM educators celebrated as ASTC names winners of Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards


The Association of Science and Technology Centers has announced the winners of this year’s Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards, with each recognised for their dedication to increasing the understanding of and engagement with science and technology among all people

Moon tree seedlings to be shared with public-facing STEM educators


NASA and the USDA Forest Service are offering public facing STEM operations in the US the chance to plan a ‘living piece of spaceflight history’ with seedlings literally flown to the moon and back

Plans approved for multi-million-dollar planetarium in South Carolina


A US$14.5m project, including a new planetarium, has been approved for the town of Spartanburg in South Carolina, US

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum set to undergo major redevelopment following launch of US$89m capital campaign


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has announced the public phase of a US$89m capital campaign to fund a complete transformation of the museum, its first significant renovation in nearly 40 years

WATCH: AI draws on 500 years of history to design statue in the styles of iconic sculptors


Engineering company Sanvik has used artificial intelligence to design a statue that draws on the styles of famous artists spanning three continents and 500 years, with the resulting work on display in Sweden’s Tekniska Museet

BT launches UK-first 5G-powered Immersive Spaces interactive simulation experience


BT has launched an all-new experience in the UK that uses camera and HD projection to bring 360° content to life in a range of realities powered by 5G

Illuminarium Las Vegas launches space-themed experience


A new experience exploring space and featuring images from the James Webb Space Telescope has launched at Illuminarium Las Vegas

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex partners with Attractions.io to reimagine guest experience platform


Attractions.io has teamed up with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to develop a brand new experience platform for guests of the popular destination

Artist behind celebrated PS5 campaign launches VR art gallery


Maxim Zhestkov, the artist behind the digital artwork that accompanied the launch of the PS5, has launched an evolving virtual art gallery

CBBC’s ‘Operation Ouch!’ to become major exhibition at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum


A new blockbuster exhibition based on hit CBBC show Operation Ouch! will open at the Science and Industry Museum (SIM) in Manchester, UK, in July

Carnegie Science Center to host adults-only speakeasy event


You can experience Carnegie Science Center with a roaring twenties twist on April 14, with the popular attraction set to host a special adults-only speakeasy night

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to be celebrated with special anniversary show at 100 planetariums worldwide


The 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is being celebrated with a special show taking place at 100 planetariums worldwide

NASA awards millions in STEM funding to museums and science centres across the US


NASA is to award millions of dollars of funding to museum projects across the US that encourage student participation in STEM subjects

Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum to close ahead of year long £6m revamp


A ‘radical, once-in-a-generation’ development will see Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum undergo a year-long transformation starting in June

‘Boundless exploration’: Shanghai’s Neobio Museum opens to the public


The Neobio Museum is a brand new attraction in Shanghai, China, offering experiential STEM education to young people

Building commences in Lhasa on world's highest planetarium


Tibet Planetarium, which could open in two years’ time, hopes to welcome over 100,000 guests annually

Chicago’s Adler Planetarium to receive share of US$12.5m in NASA STEM funding


The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is one of a number of informal education institutions to receive NASA funding to serve students from communities underrepresented in STEM fields

Delaware Museum of Nature and Science to reopen as a ‘Tik-Tok-friendly’ attraction following multi-million-dollar renovation


The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is set to reopen on May 23 following an extensive renovation

Manchester observatory to unveil £21m visitor experience


The new attraction will feature a planetarium dome and exhibition spaces and will open in June

Moonraker steps into full-dome market with launch of ‘Moonbase: The Next Step’


Award-winning visual effects studio Moonraker is eyeing the planetarium market with the launch of its latest product - a full-dome experience that shows guests what it would be like to live and work on the moon

Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.

STEM projects to receive share of NASA funding after being named Education Community Anchors


NASA has selected a group of projects from across the US to receive a share of US$520,000 in funding as Education Community Anchors

Christmas gifts: Thirteen special items you can get direct from your favourite attractions


Tis the season to be jolly AND to give gifts, so why not give a special gift to a special someone from your favourite attraction? We took a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers from the world’s biggest attractions

Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Smithsonian launches FUTURES festival and exhibition in historic building


Past meets future in this Rockwell-designed exhibition, which features 150 installations and artworks, including a guest appearance from Marvel Studios

Disney Imagination Campus celebrates 70 years of Alice In Wonderland with look at science behind iconic Mad Tea Party attraction


Alice in Wonderland has reached the grand old age of 70 and as a result the Disney Imagination Campus has taken a look at the science behind its historic Mad Tea Party attraction

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry welcomes Universal Creative's David Woody as vice president and chief creative officer


Former Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Bros creative David Woody has set his sights on a new venture after being named vice president and chief creative officer for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Science Museum Group defends oil sponsorship as Extinction Rebellion protest attempts to disrupt operations


Sir Ian Blatchford says that oil sponsorship for exhibitions on climate change achieve ‘public good’ while also explaining the Science Museum Group’s justification for accepting such funding

Shanghai’s highly-anticipated planetarium and astronomy museum set to open later this month


The long-awaited Shanghai Astronomy Museum is set to open its doors to the public on July 18

Stephen Hawking’s entire office set to go on display at London Science Museum


The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office – including his personal reference library, wheelchairs, communications equipment, medals, memorabilia and even the office furniture – is set to join the Science Museum Group’s collection

WATCH: Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry celebrates black creativity with Taylor Staten and Tonika Johnson


Targeting students in Chicago’s underserved neighbourhoods, photojournalist Tonika Johnson and architect Taylor State have discussed creativity and collaboration as part of MSI’s Black Creativity programme

New 4D theatre for UAE as National Center of Meteorology launches Science Dome


A 4D dome experience at the National Center of Meteorology has opened its doors to the public as part of an engagement strategy that helps audiences understand weather data and meteorological research

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum acquires iconic X-Wing from Lucasfilm


The National Air and Space Museum’s US$250m transformation continues with one of Star Wars’ X-Wings set to go on display outside the Albert Einstein Planetarium

Smithsonian launches ‘Vaccines & Us’ initiative to support vaccine education across the US


The Smithsonian Institute has announced the launch of a new initiative aiming to provide US citizens with information about COVID-19 vaccines

Science Museum Group comes under fire for Shell partnership on new climate exhibit


The museum has faced criticism from scientists about its partnership with Shell, which is viewed by its opponents as an attempt at ‘greenwashing’ the brand

Fundraising campaign launched for US$18m Phoenix science facility and attraction in Arizona


The proposed attraction will “connect the night sky to life on earth through STEM education and leading-edge experiences”

Science Museum Group focusing on sustainability in 2021


A year of programming will build to the UN conference on Climate Change in 2021

Protecting heritage in outer space - NASA wants to preserve the Moon’s historical sites


A new set of Accords aim to protect Infinity and Beyond for future generations

Five major projects to look forward to in Shanghai


While most of the world is in shutdown, China has managed to keep the ongoing pandemic in check. With the country successfully adapting to its new normal, Alice Davis takes a look at five major projects coming to one of its largest cities - Shanghai.

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum hosts ISS livestream with astronaut Victor Glover


The NASA Astronaut came live from the International Space Station on December 3 to talk about his experiences

Futuristic science museum unveiled for China’s high-tech Shenzhen


Work on site is underway for Zaha Hadid Architects’ latest China project



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