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.


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  • 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.
This is the fiche technique For more information about this temporary exhibition, see the fact sheet.

Please note that this exhibition is already booked from May 31 to September 2, 2019. It will be presented in its 130 m3 in Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in Prince George, British Columbia. from September 14, 2019, to January 6, 2020, towards the Museum of Northern BC in the small town of Prince Rupert, and at the Okanagan Heritage Museum from January 16 to March 29, 2020. 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!

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