Final days of blockbuster exhibition, Australia in Space

Families will have until this Sunday October 15 to make the most of the blockbuster Australia in Space exhibition on display at the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk.

Since opening on June 17, the exhibition has been a popular favourite for families across Northern Tasmania and statewide.

Developed by the popular STEAM education group Questacon, Australia in Space explores the ways that Australian innovations are used in space, and the surprising benefits space technologies bring to everyday life here on Earth.

For the past five months, visitors to Australia in Space have explored hands-on exhibits as part of this display while learning about Australia’s cutting-edge expertise in space science and technology.

General Manager Creative Arts and Cultural Services Shane Fitzgerald said the exhibition had been an extremely successful touring exhibition at the Museum.

“Space discovery and education is something we enjoy sharing with our local and travelling audiences,” Fitzgerald said.

“The decision to bring this blockbuster touring show to QVMAG was easy to make, particularly as we’re already home to the ever-popular Launceston Planetarium.

“We’re committed to welcoming innovative, interactive and immersive STEAM education for young and this exhibition has offered a wide range of great learning opportunities for classrooms, families and tourists exploring northern Tasmania.

"I encourage everyone to get into the Museum before Australia in Space closes this Sunday to make the most of this great exhibition."

The free Australia in Space exhibition will close at 4pm on Sunday October 15 at the Museum at Inveresk.

Issued Wednesday 11 October.