Mobile Museum: ‘Climate Change: Past, Present, Future’

The Mobile Museum is a multimedia-enhanced and interactive exhibition series designed to educate users on climate change in an enjoyable and memorable way. The third collection in the series, ‘Climate Change: Past, Present, Future’, consists of eight exhibit modules which take us on a fascinating journey through time, revealing the importance of climate records and highlighting the current threat of extreme weather. The exhibit modules also explain what climate change means for us and how we can play our part in building a sustainable world.



1. 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.

Time Machine
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2. 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.



3. 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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4. 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.



5. Cast Away on an Urban 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.

01 Cast Away on an Heat Island
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6. 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.



7. 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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8. 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’.


Roving Exhibition

The Exhibition Modules are available for loan, at no charge, by schools or organizations. Please submit a request by filling in the online registration form.



Yasumoto International Academic Park 8/F
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
3943 9632
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