Konya Science Center is the first truly large interactive science center in Turkey dedicated to informal learning about science and technology. TÜBITAK, as client, is responsible for the exhibition support and funding of this project. They expect that this science center will attract 1.7 million visitors per year, which makes it a promising attraction for Konya and Turkey.
The gallery ‘New Horizons’ offers a diverse overview of technologies with a focus on the topics: robots, materials and information technology. Exhibits are clustered in different zones that submerge visitors gradually into future scenarios while walking through this exhibition. There is a zone which is refreshing by connecting the Science Center with the outside world. A ‘Robot arena’ that has potential to become iconic as well when demonstrations are frequently given by staff. Another iconic exhibit in this gallery are the Humanoid Robots’. The robots on display give a futuristic perspective.
The gallery ‘Our Universe’ offers an experience in which visitors learn more about our Universe. Exhibits are clustered in two zones that guide visitors from a basic understanding of the universe to more practical and futuristic applications of space travel. There are exhibits that contain a good mix of scientific phenomena and current practical applications (such as satellites) in space. Besides there are exhibits that feel more futuristic, hands on, and provide visitors with immersive experiences to gain a better understanding of space travel.