One Planet exhibition at Museon
Saturday 29 October 2016
Tuesday 31 December 2019
One Planet is an exciting and fun-filled educational exhibition for the whole family with many interactive elements offering visitors an entertaining way to find out how we can work together to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for the planet.
Sustainable solutions for global challenges
The world population is growing, technology is advancing at lightning speed, we are all travelling more and most of us are almost permanently online. All this means that we are more and more one world. At the same time, we are increasingly aware of our influence on nature and climate, and of the great importance of our natural world. The United Nations is keen to use sustainable solutions to tackle the greatest global challenges. To do this, it has formulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals that it aims to achieve by 2030.
Starting point for One Planet
The Museon has used these 17 goals as the starting point for One Planet. Themes include: over-fishing, water pollution, energy, refugees, climate change and discrimination. The goals are addressed in 17 displays, using text, pictures, interactivity and items from the collection. Each theme is a challenge facing the whole world but the display links it to the Netherlands, so that visitors can compare the situation 'here' and 'there'.
Worldwide comparisons To make the issues addressed in One Planet seem personal and relevant, displays constantly focus on a situation here in the Netherlands and then compare it with conditions elsewhere in the world. The result is a series of surprising worldwide comparisons. Visitors come away from the exhibition knowing that that they too have a valuable part to play in ensuring a sustainable future. The exhibition is structured as a presentation spread over 17 different exhibits, each relating to one of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also presents innovations, current live issues, and unusual and interesting items from the collection of the Museon.
Museon in The Hague is an educative museum that focuses on the human being in nature and culture, contemporary themes and social and scientific developments. The Museon collection includes some 260,000 pieces. They include rocks, fossils and minerals, the biology collection of stuffed animals, every aspect of flora and fauna from across the globe can be found here, even though the emphasis is on species from the Netherlands and its former colonies.
Directions to Museon Museon is located in Statenkwartier nearby Scheveningen beach and is easy to reach by public transport, car and bike. From Den Haag Centraal Railway Station and Hollands Spoor, tram 16 will take you to the museum in approximately 20 minutes. From Station CS you can also take bus 24, which runs between Station Mariahoeve and Kijkduin.
Museon can be reached by car via Utrechtsebaan towards Kijkduin. On arrival in the city follow the signs for 'Gemeentemuseum'. There are plenty of opportunities for free parking. If the car park should be full then paid parking is available in the World Forum parking garage at Churchillplein 10, which is about a 5-minute walk from Museon.