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Beautiful Science gallery

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The world's first laser-activated digital gallery 


  • Explore the incredible nature of science through 12 interactive screens
  • Use laser-activated technology to explore the landscapes, seasons and stories of the south
  • Activate QR codes to connect with real-time science, and post tweets on the screens 

Developed in 2015, the immersive Beautiful Science gallery connects the things we see and do with the cutting-edge science behind them.

The gallery reveals a new way of seeing Otago and beyond. Use the laser beams to direct your exploration of the multi-layered digital canvases, scrolling through and digging down into the videos and images to guide your experience.

Facts and figures

  • Over 1200 pieces of media make up the 4.5 m x 2 m screens
  • 150 multimedia stories, plus immersive moments
  • Data and media contributed from Otago Daily TimesNHNZMetServiceNIWADOC, and many other individuals, organisations and institutions

Exhibition design and production by the Gibson Group.