The Museum of the Moon has landed in Dubai
Catch a full moon in the city for the next six months…
Astronomically speaking, we here on planet earth can bask in the light of a full moon roughly once every 29.5 days. However, thanks to a jaw-dropping exhibition at a children’s play museum, we can witness a full moon for the next six months on the daily.
To help mark its third anniversary, OliOli has bought a stunning exhibition titled ‘The Museum of the Moon’ by artist Luke Jerram to its space. The world-renowned artist has created a five-meter accurate replica of the moon by fusing imagery from detailed NASA pictures of the lunar surface.
But it doesn’t end there. The artist has created a truly unique setup to awe visitors even further with surround sound composition created by Bafta and Ivor Novello award-winning composer, Dan Jones.
You can visit this exhibition in the month of October for just Dhs126. The price includes the cost of one child and one adult and you can even use it to see other interactive galleries in the museum. It is valid for two hours. From November onwards, there will be an additional charge. The fully immersive experience runs for 6 months, so you have plenty of time to go catch it.
The exhibit has travelled all across the world, currently spanning 30 countries from England to Latvia, India, Belgium, Australia and more.
The impressive attraction will also feature a variety of interactive activities for families and adults alike. For space and moon enthusiasts, there’s an around the moon tour where the OliOli team will take you on a journey of the lunar landing sites.
Speaking of landing on the moon, for a thrilling experience, hop on board the VR moon buggy and fasten your seatbelts as you experience what it’s like driving on the surface of the moon.
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For some fun and games for the little ones, OliOli also has an interactive game where multiple players can race their rockets to the moon. Children and adults alike are sure to learn a thing or two in the fun-packed game while exploring a variety of space questions like how much energy it takes to get a rocket to the moon.
Finally, for the future Van Goghs in the family, there are craft stations where little ones can learn and decorate different shapes and phases of the moon.
The line-up of events is expected to change, so check in with the team at OliOli before you start planning your trip to the moon.
See you there!
The Museum of the Moon, OliOli, Al Quoz 1, close to Oasis Centre Mall, Dubai, exhibition runs until April 2021, Dhs126 for one child and adult. Tel:(0)4 702 7300. olioli.ae/motm-launch