“Lots of really fun interactive exhibits about space travel, planets, magnetism, light, electricity, sound, eco tips and more.” – TripAdvisor review
Esplora in Malta officially opened on 26th October 2016. The ambitious EU-funded science centre is set in one of the country’s most fascinating historic sites, the former Royal Navy Military Hospital at Villa Bighi.
I worked with the team behind this new visitor attraction on a visit to Malta in spring 2013. Along with colleagues at KCA London, I was helping share skills to deliver the project’s vision – to cultivate a culture of scientific curiosity and imagination, encouraging visitors to explore, think and imagine.
At Easter in 2016 I had the chance to go to see progress with the building work and meet up with those I’d helped with text-writing for the new displays.
Since then, I’ve continued to work with the team on the interpretation for the galleries. The hands-on indoor spaces and outdoor park will be packed with exhibits, exploring everything from the colossal possibilities of space to the journey of a tiny blood cell through your body.
Esplora’s historic site is now undergoing a transformation in its stunning setting by the sea. The restoration and redevelopment of the buildings to create unique exhibition spaces is in full swing.