Sarner designed a major new science exhibition; ‘Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You’ for the Science Museum Group, featuring the IP of the BAFTA award winning CBBC TV show ‘Operation Ouch!’ and capturing its humour and enthusiasm into an immersive setting. The super-sized, super-fun, rib tickling, tactile, child-focused experience gives visitors immersive ‘wow’ moments, offering something fresh while respecting the brand identity of the much-loved programme.
LocationScience and Industry Museum, Manchester, UK
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Photos: Sarner International Ltd, Science Museum Group © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group engaged Sarner to create an immersive design for an interactive touring exhibition that provides a hands-on, dynamic journey through the digestive system - offering a fun, playful and tactile experience. One that explodes all the gory glory of our digestive organs and processes and the hilarity of BAFTA award winning CBBC TV show ‘Operation Ouch!’ into a curiosity driven, multisensory, participatory exhibition for families and children of 5-10 years old.
The exhibition aims to break down taboos by teaching young people how to talk about their health and providing them with a clear and accurate understanding of how things truly work, using imaginative and metaphorical interactives.
Energy, fun, surprises and real science are cornerstones of the ‘Operation Ouch!’ brand on TV – and these also inform every aspect of the visitor experience at the exhibition.
Starting with the mouth and ending with what happens when one goes to the toilet, visitors explore the role of each organ in the digestive journey through interactive games and challenges, fun facts and fascinating objects from the Science Museum Group's collection. They encounter non-stop playful content and interpretation, discovering how digestion gives us energy and keeps us healthy. A variety of dynamic, surprising and entertaining exhibits in clearly defined zones provide a range of play styles, group participation opportunities and sensory experiences. The design also ensures that there is a suitable balance between high-impact activity spaces and more reflective, calmer areas, suiting a variety of visitor needs.
Doctors Ronx, Chris and Xand are our inimitable hosts on this very special journey through the amazing human digestive system. Shrunk to microscopic size and sent on a mission of discovery through Doctor Xand’s body, visitors get hands-on with the processes that turn our food into fuel and waste. Visitors leave thinking: my body is amazing!
The design strives to set new standards in STEM education through immersive experiences as well as world class levels of accessibility and sustainability, ambitions that drive our team at Sarner.