About Us

Photograph: Kate Bowman

MOD. at UniSA is a futuristic museum of discovery. It’s a place to be and be inspired. We want to inspire young people about science and technology, showcasing how research shapes our understanding of the world around us to inform our futures.

Our exhibitions are designed for 15-25 year olds, with the interactivity aimed at this older audience. This is not to say that people under 15 years will not be entertained, but they may need guidance to be engaged.

MOD. is like no other museum experience in Australia. We sit at the intersection of art and science and we bring together researchers, industries, and students to challenge, learn, and be inspired.

Awards & Recognition

  • Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres Awards

    Creative Exhibit — Birds and Bees, MOD.IFY, 2019

    Australian Interior Design Awards

    Best in State — Exhibition Studios, Birds and Bees, MOD.IFY, 2018

    Australian Graphic Design Awards

    Distinction, Digital Design — Grumpy Sailor, Cascade, Training GroundHEDONISM, 2019

    Australian Museum and Galleries Association Awards for Temporary and Travelling Exhibitions

    Highly Commended — Sleep Ops, WAGING PEACE, 2019
    Highly Commended — SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE, 2020

    Design Institute of Australia SA/NT Awards

    Gold Award — Exhibition Studios, Birds and Bees, MOD.IFY, 2018
    Gold Award — Exhibition Studios, Feeling Human, MOD.IFY, 2018
    Gold Award — Exhibition Studios, Sleep Ops, WAGING PEACE, 2019

    Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards

    Highly Commended — MOD. website, 2019
    Highly Commended — HEDONISM exhibition branding, 2020
    Shortlisted — SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE exhibition branding, 2020

    PRIMER19 Emerging Designer Exhibition

    Honourable Mention — Kindness Credit Microchip, Peace Machines, WAGING PEACE, 2019

    Winnovation Award

    Anika Johnstone, MOD.’s first Senior Exhibition Manager, 2018