Record crowds for NASA - A Human Adventure

10 October 2019

Queensland Museum has signed off on its most successful mission yet, with NASA – A Human Adventure entering the record books as the museum’s most visited exhibition ever with more than 240,000visitors.

Minister for Science and the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the exhibition’s attendance figures were destined to hit the stratosphere.

“From its first day of lift off at Queensland Museum in March, NASA – A Human Adventure was on a clear trajectory to become one of the most successful exhibitions ever hosted at the museum,” Minister Enoch said.

“The exhibition was the very first to be presented in the museum’s new international touring gallery, funded with a $3.25 million investment from the Queensland Government.

NASA – A Human Adventurehas helped showcase the enormous impact of science and technology in our society.”

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said it had been an absolute blast for the museum to host NASA – A Human Adventure.

“Queenslanders loved the exhibition, which featured more than 250 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs,” Dr Thompson said.

“More than 6400 visitors enjoyed our programming for adults with our After Dark events and families’ event - A Night at the Museum, nearly 18,000 took part in school holiday workshops and Discovery Days and we have sold a record 17,772 space-themed shirts in the Queensland Museum Shop.”

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones was over the moon at the stellar success of the exhibition.

NASA – A Human Adventure has clearly been a star attraction not only for Queensland Museum, but for the local economy as 240,061 visitors have passed through the doors,” Ms Jones said.

“That’s why the Queensland Government is such a strong supporter of events because they attract visitors and create local jobs.”

While the final countdown has ended for NASA – A Human Adventure at Queensland Museum, the museum team will make way for a new show, Spiders – The Exhibition, which opens on December 6 and features more than 200 spiders and 12 live specimens.

Exhibition partners of NASA – A Human Adventure include Tourism Events Queensland, Brisbane Marketing and the Nine Network.

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About Queensland Museum Network:
Queensland Museum is part of the Queensland Museum Network and the keeping place for the State Collection of 1.2 million objects and specimens, valued at more than $546 million, and approximately 14 million research collection items. For more than 150 years Queensland Museum has grown alongside Queensland to inspire, enrich and empower communities.

About John Nurminen Events:
John Nurminen Events B.V. is the Dutch subsidiary of John Nurminen Oy and it specialises in developing as well as producing large scale touring exhibitions. John Nurminen Events' blockbuster production is NASA – A Human Adventure, which tells a thrilling journey of the history of the NASA’s manned space flights and the Space Race.