Ottawa, ON, July 3, 2018—Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation is pleased to announce the opening of the interactive and immersive exhibition, Bike It, at Universum® Bremen.
Marking its first appearance in Europe, Bike It explores the evolution of the bicycle over the past 200 years. Curated, designed, and built by the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem (Israel) and developed together with Universum® Bremen (Germany), Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation in Ottawa (Canada), and Città della Scienza in Naples (Italy), the 600 m² exhibition offers three main perspectives on bicycles: the Machine, the Rider, and the relationship between the bicycle’s development and social and environmental issues.
Through interactive displays that engage visitors young and old, this immersive exhibition depicts the bicycle as a pinnacle of human ingenuity. Bike It allows visitors to revisit the familiar, while discovering lesser-known aspects of the relationship between people and bicycles since the first bicycle was patented in 1817.
The exhibition showcases well-preserved cycles and other cycling artifacts—such as historical films and pictures—and invites visitors to challenge themselves through numerous interactive displays, including a wind tunnel to test different resistance levels, a chainless bicycle, and even an upside-down bike station.
Bike It will be at the Universum® Bremen until May 2019. Following its time in Germany, the exhibition will continue on to Naples and Warsaw, and will be on display in Canada in 2021. For more information, please visit: https://universum-bremen.de/bike-it/?lang=en
“We are thrilled to display some of our world-class bicycles on an international stage through this exciting collaboration, which delivers a truly immersive visitor experience. We look forward to continuing to share in the exhibition’s success as it travels internationally.”
- Christina Tessier, President and CEO, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
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Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, which celebrates ingenuity, encompasses three national institutions—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre under construction, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.