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Journey to Space

It is human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; its an imperative.
- Michael Collins, Gemini and Apollo astronaut

Developed in partnership with the International Space Station Office of NASA's Johnson Space Center, the California Science Center and the partner museums of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative, the 12,000-square-foot Journey to Space exhibition will invite visitors to experience traveling to, living and working in space. Visitors will be immersed in the challenges that astronauts—and the engineers and scientists that make their journeys possible—face. Premiering at the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2015 and touring to 14 museums over the following five to seven years, Journey to Space will feature interactive exhibits, whole body experiences and authentic artifacts that will engage visitors with the unparalleled adventure of human space exploration.


  • 12,000 square feet
  • 2 massive rotating labs
  • 3 drop tower interactives
  • A scale space station activity area and space base construction center
  • Hands-on space interactives including a robotic arm, water rockets and ion engines
  • Numerous authentic space travel and exploration objects on display

NASAThis project is supported by NASA under award numbers NXX10AK10G, NNX12AL42G and NNX14AD16G.