Embark on a Journey into the Future of Food at the Evoluon!
The exhibition Spacefarming: The future of food uncovers the food revolution that awaits us on our beloved planet Earth and in the realms beyond.
Experience the Food Revolution at Evoluon
Discover a world of future food like never before! Spacefarming explores the incredible potential of cultivating food in space, offering profound insights into the ways these groundbreaking achievements can be applied to enrich our terrestrial existence. Step into our stunning exhibition design, in which geodesic domes house a multitude of surprising ideas and innovations sourced from the minds of scientists, technologists, farmers, designers, philosophers, makers, and artists. Immerse yourself in alternative culinary realities and uncover the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for our food.
Meet Margaret, the Stainless-Steel Cow
Prepare to be amazed by Margaret, the stainless-steel cow created by Those Vegan Cowboys. Witness animal-free production at its finest, as Margaret produces grass-fed milk made by microorganisms. With this revolutionary approach, we can enjoy cheese, milk, yogurt, and other dairy products without relying on traditional livestock, therefore minimizing our impact on nature.
Step into the Algae Dome
Experience the mesmerizing Algae Dome, a creation by SPACE10. This four-meter-tall bioreactor showcases the potential of algae as a sustainable alternative to traditional meat products. Algae are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals and can be cultivated rapidly in small spaces. Explore this abundant food source that requires minimal land, with a history dating back to the Aztecs who harnessed its benefits.
Discover the Future of Food in Space.
The exhibition doesn't stop on Earth. Dive into the possibilities of food production in space through an augmented reality installation by designer Isabelle Udo. Witness plants growing without gravity, defying conventional growing and blossoming in new and unexpected ways. Delve into the research of space biologist Wieger Wamelink from Wageningen University, who investigates the cultivation of crops using simulated Mars and lunar soil provided by NASA. He's currently growing potatoes in a replica Mars soil.
Join the Future of Food Movement:
The evolution of food keeps moving forward.
We stand at the forefront of a new food revolution, and this exhibition is just the beginning. The ideas presented here are the tip of the innovation iceberg. By 2050, we believe we will have the capacity to feed over 10 billion people while minimizing harm to our planet. Come and be part of the change!
Engage the children and young ones with interactive activities designed to immerse them in the world of future food. From workshops and school programs to food festivals in both Eindhoven and Amsterdam, we offer a range of exciting learning experiences. Let them taste and explore various future food options, participate in cooking classes, and enjoy delicious treats.
For those seeking a deeper understanding of the exhibition, Next Nature will release a magazine on Spacefarming (in Dutch and English). Additionally, we have a special Dutch handbook for children called "Handboek voor Ruimteschip Aarde", featuring a cricket bar recipe and fun assignments. Both publications will be available for purchase starting from September 24 at the Evoluon museum shop and Next Nature online store.
This exhibition was made possible with generous support by:
Schedule your visit to the Spacefarming exposition.
Schedule your visit to the RetroFuture exposition.
A flight to the future
Pay attention! We have limited places for time travel on a daily basis, to ensure that you can actually travel into the distant future during your visit, we recommend that you book a VR Time Machine ticket in advance.
The VR Time Machine is not suited for children under the age of 12, visitors with photosensitive epilepsy and elderly.
Taste the future
You can visit Brasserie Next without an entrance ticket. So claim your workspot with a cup of coffee or book a delicious lunch with the best view on the UFO!
TRAVEL WITH A TOUR GUIDE THROUGH RETROFUTURE
Accompanied by one of our tour guides, travel across the four rings of the Evoluon to the future of the past. They will take you into the story of future thinkers and dreamers. The tours are suitable for both young and old and depart at fixed times from the central hall.
In October and November there are guided tours scheduled on:
Sunday 1 October 14:00 - 15:30
Sunday 15 October 14:00 - 15:30
Sunday 5 November 14:00 - 15:30
Sunday 12 November 14:00 - 15:30
Sunday 19 November 14:00 – 15:30
Sunday 26 November 14:00 – 15:30
A ticket for the tour is only valid in combination with a RetroFuture ticket. These tickets can be purchased separately.
Change the ticket date
Use the self-service tool to change the date/time of your tickets online.