Travelling exhibition

Inspiring NATURE, Inspired TECHNO

Biomimicry & Transport
  • From 26 April 2018
  • to 12 May 2019

The temporary exhibition Inspiring NATURE, Inspired TECHNO: Biomimicry & transport opened for the very first time at the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier before travelling across Canada.


Don’t miss it

  • The power of nature
  • The power of future technologies
  • The future of transportation

Explore how nature inspires technology

People of all ages will enjoy exploring how nature inspires some of the innovative technologies used in transportation. Discover some 30 natural specimens and technological objects that share common principles, and play with interactive displays highlighting these similarities. Did you know that the PWC hydrojet was inspired by the squid’s propulsion system? that smart cars use a detection system similar to the one locusts use? that there is an ultra‑resistant type of glass that was inspired by shells? A dozen examples illustrate the principles of biomimicry. Get inspired, and you too can help improve future technology.

Online game Gear up for Nature

Use your powers of observation and resourcefulness to catch the evil D. Tritus. Take an exhilarating ride across Canada! Your challenge: to enhance your vehicle using the principles of biomimicry. Use nature as a source of inspiration to improve your vehicle’s performance.

Play the game

Host this exhibition at your institution

Is your institution interested in hosting this travelling exhibition? Inspiring NATURE, inspired TECHNO: Biomimicry and transport has been available for booking since 2019. The travelling exhibition is supported by the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. We are happy and extremely proud to share the remarkable production designed by our teams!

Exhibition brief



  • Ideal space: 2,000 square feet



Manon Lebeau
Development Director, Musée de la nature et des sciences à Sherbrooke



  • Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier, Valcourt, QC
    April 26 2018 to May 12 2019
  • Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre, Prince-Georges, BC
    May 31 to September 2 2019
  • Museum of Northern BC, Prince-Rupert, BC
    September 14 2019 to January 6 2020
  • Okanagan Heritage Museum, Kelowna, BC
    January 16 to March 29 2020
  • Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, Sherbrooke, QC
    September 19 2020 to January 4 2021
  • Musée du Fjord, La Baie, QC
    February 9 to March 21 2021
  • Minero Museum, Thetford Mines, QC
    November 27 2021 to April 24 2022
  • Resurgo Place, Moncton, NB
    May 7 to August 21 2022
  • Musée de la civilisation, Québec, QC
    April 5 to September 10 2023
  • Montréal science centre, Montréal, QC
    September 20 2023 to March 20 2024
  • Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Owen Sound, ON
    May 1st to August 31 2024



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