Should we stay or should we go?
Following its blockbuster exhibition Stanley Kubrick, the Design Museum invites you to travel to Mars without leaving London – in a multi-sensory adventure for all ages.
What to expect
Step into a full-scale Mars home, immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the landscape and learn how rethinking daily life for a zero-waste, clean energy-powered civilisation might help future generations on Earth.
Children born today are the first who might witness a human mission to Mars in their lifetime. It’s one of humanity's great challenges and everything will need to be designed – but should we even be going?
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects including contributions from NASA, the European Space Agency and SpaceX; NASA's 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge winners, AI SpaceFactory; robotic builders by Foster & Partners; the first sustainable urban design for Mars, Mars City Design; the first spacesuit designed for the Mars surface; Christopher Raeburn's new fashion collection inspired by the red planet and much more.
What the press said
'As this fascinating show makes clear, colonising the Red Planet will require technical genius – plus an eye for fashion and coffee you can drink upside-down'
★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian
'Immersive at every turn' Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★ Londonist
'This show will help you become a real Martian' New Scientist
'An intelligent and thoughtful exhibition. Its most compelling sensation, though, is one of wonder' The Observer
'A thrilling leap into the future' Financial Times
'A thought-provoking look at man's fascination with Mars' Metro
Age guidance 8+
Visitors are advised to plan on average 1 hour and 15 minutes to see the whole exhibition