Xplora is a visually stunning exhibition that really speaks to the imagination of children and adolescents. The goal is simple: to make young people discover their talents and help them find their dream job. How about becoming a tiger dentist, a candy maker or a weather presenter? Xplora avoids stereotypical professions and stimulates children to think outside the box, all while having a great time.
Xplora is above all a timeless exhibition that addresses important themes such as sustainability, entrepreneurship and the importance of science as a solution to everyday problems as well as major challenges.
The exhibition is divided into 10 separate themes/career options:
Are you fascinated by the climate and sustainability? Become a weather presenter in front of our blue key screen! Learn the consequences of your daily habits on the climate and equip an entire city with the most sustainable energy sources!
Do you like spending time in nature? Go on a virtual bird safari in the Zwin and rescue turtles, seals and bats in virtual reality. Treat us to your best imitations of animal sounds.
Are you committed to the welfare of animals, even if they have razor-sharp teeth? Then why don’t you test your qualities as a tiger dentist? Proof us that you know a lot about animals. Indicate which animals eat which food, which teeth in our collection are from carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, and — this is the most fun! — which turd comes from which animal!
Are you passionate about engines, do you have an eye for design and do you like to tinker with cars? Who knows, you may become a car designer! Recognise a streamlined design, test your reaction and braking times and try to avoid a crash. Finally, assemble your own race car and race it against other visitors.
Do you like to stick your nose in other people’s business? In that case, become a private detective and find the culprit! Listen to sounds to detect the location of the culprit, analyse fingerprints, research which tools have been used and search for microspores on pieces of clothing.
Is fashion your passion? Analyse clothing styles from the past and the present and from different cultures, create a 3D design of a 2D clothes pattern, choose the right fabric for the right occasion and design your own outfit!
Are you a daredevil who likes to feel the adrenaline flow through your body and do you have sound technical insight and a lot of imagination? Then you may be the ideal theme park designer! Create a swirling ball track, determine which shape ensures the greatest speed and create a breathtaking rollercoaster.
Are you fascinated by engineering and chemistry and are you good at working with others? These are the main traits of a great molecule designer! Find out how well you perform in a team, whether you’re a multitasker, how fast you react and how good you are at planning.
Everybody knows how to eat candy! But what about creating and marketing candy? Develop your own sweet, choose the flavour and the right ingredients, create a tasteful packaging and discover whether you make a profit!
Are you born to be an entrepreneur? Test whether you’re a real go-getter and whether you can make a profit after opening a new ice cream shop. Find out whether you’re a risk taker and a good planner.
Xplora is currently still exhibited at Technopolis. If you wish to explore the exhibits yourself, please do not hesitate to contact us.