Top 10 Surprisingly Affordable Shows to Hire on Vastari Exhibitions

On Vastari Exhibitions you’ll find close to 200 of the most popular, family-friendly, thought-provoking exhibitions from the world’s leading public institutions and private producers. From expensive blockbusters to affordable shows, we have a little something for everyone.

If you’re at a loss as to what to host without breaking the bank, or have recently joined our platform and want to get started with a few high-quality, budget-sensitive shows, we’ve put together a selection of the most surprisingly affordable exhibitions currently available. Here is our top 10, in alphabetic order:


Heureka Goes Crazy


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Heureka Goes Crazy won the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge for Visitor Experience Award in 2014 and is the first science exhibition to tackle the issue of mental health in a critically constructive manner. It aims to dispel prejudices surrounding mental health and encourage people to take care of their mental well-being. This is achieved through thoughtful exposure to heartfelt stories from people diagnosed with mental disorders, interactive exhibits which allow people to experience simulations of these disorders, and engagement with art and scientific explanations.

The exhibition is highly interactive, with some exhibits specifically designed for children. Art and science merge into an attractive package at an affordable price. Login in here to find out more.



Inspired Excellence: The Story of Marie Curie and Lise Meitner


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As some of the most respected scientific organisations and vocal activists continue to purge the sciences of irrational and demeaning gender bias, the stories of Marie Curie and Lise Meitner are highly instructive: two women, working in an age when education and work opportunities in research were scarce for women, won three Nobel prizes between them, discovered half a dozen heavy elements on the periodic table (some of which now bear their name), and laid the foundations for the study, and epoch-changing applications, of radioactivity and nuclear fission. Inspired Excellence is a story of grit, intellectual perseverance, omission and redemption.

We found the content and educational potential of this exhibition to be excellent for its low price, so get in touch with the producers here.




National Geographic: 50 Greatest Photographs


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Comprised of 50 iconic photographs that have graced the covers of National Geographic Magazine along the years, this exhibition features the work of celebrated photographers such as Steve McCurry, Nick Nichols, and Thomas Abercrombie. It tells the fascinating and often overlooked stories of the shots which cemented National Geographic Magazine’s status as an channel of unprecedented importance in the diffusion of ideas and discussions on pressing global issues.

Insurance and shipping are included in this affordable exhibition. Find out more and contact producer by logging in here.

Prehistory. The Investigation


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A discovery was made in 1928 on Téviec Island, just off Quiberon, France: two bodies closely buried together with mysterious objects seemed to have been laid down according to a ritual. Intrigued? What if we told you that the bodies are prehistoric? This fantastic exhibition aims to transform your visitors into “investigative pre-historians”. Models, casts, videos and other multimedia material will guide them in deciphering the mystery behind the prehistoric burial, as they learn more about the misty beginnings of human culture.

A unique take on an archeological exhibition, Prehistory is surprisingly affordable for the amount of materials it comes with. Find out more by logging in here.




Salvador Dalí - Divina Commedia


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Commissioned in 1957 and completed in 1968, Salvador Dalí’s illustrated version of Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia is, in the words of its producers, “a grandiose depiction of the poem”. Every illustration requires dozens of different colours, and over 3,000 woodcuts were necessary to produce the images in Dalí’s rendition. This exhibition is a great example of what a creative mind can achieve when it builds on the imagination of another, centuries apart.

Salvador Dalí is another of our featured big-name-artist exhibitions that comes at a very reasonable price. Get in touch to find out more here.




The Great Modernists


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An amazing integrated experience awaits visitors of this exhibition, with over 500 square meters of displays, projecting over 1000 images related to the work of ten of the most famous modernist painters: Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Paul Signac, Edvard Munch, Amedeo Modigliani, Wassily Kandinsky, and Kazimir Malevich. Before diving in, visitors have the chance to learn more about the cultural milieu of Modern Art and the reasons which compelled the featured artists to uniquely reject the precepts of the artistic Establishment.

The producer is very much open to negotiating how to tailor this exhibition for your venue, and this exhibition is offered at an unbeatable price for its kind, so get in touch by logging in here.




The Renaissance Engineers


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The Renaissance Engineers illustrates the animated landscape of technical skills achieved in central Italy during the Renaissance. From Brunelleschi’s ingenious solution for constructing the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, to Leonardo da Vinci’s marvelous flying machines, the exhibition traverses some of the most important engineering milestones of this extraordinary period of creative flourishing.

A large-scale exhibition, featuring real-world mock-ups for a great price. Find out more by contacting the producer on Vastari Exhibitions.




Toulouse Lautrec and His World


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19th century Paris was the scene of one of the most extraordinary creative periods in the history of Western art. The work of Toulouse Lautrec has galvanized studies of this period due to the artist’s astuteness in transcribing Paris’ social milieu into popular art. Allow your visitors to step into the world of Paris’ great cabarets, theatres and streets, to experience Paris in the age of Picasso, Matisse and company through the eyes and hands of an iconic artist, for a fraction of the price of similarly themed exhibitions. The exhibition includes almost 200 original works and has no crating costs.

If you are looking for a big-name-artist exhibition that comes without the exorbitant prices associated with this kind of show, look no further than Toulouse Lautrec and His World. Contact the producer and find out more here.




Travelling Bricks


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The work of over 20 LEGO® Professional Artists, using over 500.000 LEGO® bricks, this exhibition features 120 pieces on topics such as the history of transportation, the evolution of vehicles, trains, airplanes and space ships. Among the highlights are a huge model of the Titanic, a Zeppelin and a 3 meter-long replica of Carl Sagan’s Ship of the Imagination. The producer likened Travelling Bricks to “a time machine, bringing the audience to the entertaining and educational history of travel: an impressive journey from prehistory to the future.” Highly interactive, and a hit with children of all ages, Travelling Bricks is sure to enthrall, amaze and educate your visitors.

For the price, a play area with over 200.000 LEGO® for children to engage with is included, and the exhibition comes with copyright for all images. Contact producer by logging in here.




Works from the Norman Seeff Photography Archive


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For the ultimate flexibility of a photographic exhibition tailored to your venue’s size and thematic focus, why not curate your own exhibition from the Norman Seeff Archive, integrally uploaded to Vastari Collections. Norman Seeff has photographed the world’s most iconic cultural figures for over four decades. On Vastari Collections, you can put together a musically themed exhibition, with images of Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash and many others. You will be surprised by the cost of putting together such a show!

To get in touch with the Norman Seeff Archive and discuss a potential collaboration, please contact our Collections Specialist, Bálint Ferenczy by email or phone.  


Not what you are looking for? Then head to Vastari Exhibitions and browse through dozens of affordable, high-caliber shows for your venue. If you are an accredited public institution, you can register for free to browse and contact producers.