MOBILE MUSEUM

Mobile Museum: A Multimedia Interactive Exhibition

The Mobile Museum is a multimedia-enhanced and interactive exhibition series consisting of easy-to-build exhibit modules. The exhibit modules are available for loan, at no charge, by schools or organizations (click here for the application form).

The exhibit modules are categorized into three collections, each on a theme related to climate change. Interested exhibition hosts are also welcome to select exhibit modules and curate their own exhibitions.

Exhibit Module

Theme of Collection

Climate Change: Past, Present, Future

Climate Change and Me

Polar Vision

I. Arctic Moves

03 Arctic Moves

The Arctic is home to diverse groups of animals. Many of these animals are losing habitats as a result of climate change, which is thinning the ice sheets and shrinking the coverage of sea ice. A warmer climate has allowed southern plant species to invade the Arctic region. Unless checked, this invasion will eventually replace the tundra with forests and make the land uninhabitable to many native animals. Let’s learn more about the different arctic animals and their characteristics and habits in this augmented-reality module.

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II. Call to Carbon Action

05 Call to Carbon Action

This module uses multimedia games to convey green messages in recycling, resource conservations and low-carbon lifestyle. Beat your friends and become 'green winners'.

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III. Cast Away on an Urban Heat Island

01 Cast Away on an Heat Island

The urban heat island (UHI) effect caused by closely-packed clusters of buildings in thriving cities like Hong Kong makes us feel hotter than we should. Learn in 3D more about heat islands and their relationship with climate change through our hologram. Let’s learn what needs to be done to make our city breathe naturally again.

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IV. Climate History Gallery

04 Climate History Gallery

The Earth’s climate has changed continuously throughout history. With augmented-reality technology, this module walks you through the dramatic history of climate change in 3D, showing how the international community first became aware of the threat posed by global warming, and what it is doing now to meet this threat.

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V. Climate Impact

Climate Impact

The incidence of extreme weather events (e.g. heatwaves, droughts and tropical cyclones) is projected to increase as a result of climate change. This module, which uses the latest AR technology, enables us to explore the cause of extreme weather incidents, and how they affect the environment in general, and our daily lives in particular.

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VI. Cut Carbon Farm

02 Cut Carbon Farm

We rightly expect scientists and governments to mitigate the effects of climate change. But we too must play our part, and we can each make a vital individual contribution. This augmented-reality module will tell you what you need to know about carbon emissions and the environmental impacts of food production. When we eat, let’s think about how our food choices will affect the climate and the wellbeing of future generations.

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VII. Green and Clean

03 Green and Clean

Want to give yourself a break? Let’s play games. This module uses multimedia games to show nature’s power at work in tree planting, wind and solar energy. Beat your friends and become 'green winners'.

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VIII. Ice Secrets

04 Ice Secrets

Glaciers, which consist of masses of compressed snow laid down year after year, preserve a detailed record of climatic change stretching back into the distant past. Scientists have been able to reveal details of the earth’s climate history over the past 800,000 years by drilling into the ice sheets and analysing the ice cores collected. This module reveals the secrets of the ice cores.

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IX. Polar Exploration

02 Polar Exploration

The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change houses a number of rare exhibits related to Dr Rebecca Lee’s expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions and the Himalayas.  This hologram reproduces in 3D some of the highlights from the Museum, bringing them to the community.

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X. Time Machine

01 Time Machine

Remote-sensing technological advances have enabled scientists to monitor and better understand changes in the Earth’s system on a global scale. This hologram explores climate change in time and space in terms of atmospheric carbon dioxide, global temperature, Arctic sea ice extent and changes in the masses of ice sheets, Antarctic ozone hole condition, coral bleaching and global energy usage.

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Address
Yasumoto International Academic Park 8/F
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Phone
3943 9632
Mail
mocc@cuhk.edu.hk
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Sunday, Public Holidays and University Holidays
(24th and 31st December, and Lunar New Year Eve): Closed