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SpaceSpace: An Out-of-Gravity Experience
Now through September 7, 2015

What lies ahead for human space flight? And what does it mean for life on Earth? Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience is a hands-on, bodies-on exhibition that invites you to explore the extraordinary conditions of human space exploration and discover the science that makes it successful. Learn More

TapeScapeTapeScape
Now through May 10, 2015

Slide, crawl, roll, and twist your way through an interactive play environment made completely out of plastic wrap and packing tape stretched over steel frames. The exhibit uses math and engineering to give shapes to its art (many of the shapes you'll find in TapeScape are 3D mathematical forms like parabolas, circles, and ellipses). Strong enough to handle thousands of energetic visitors every week, the smooth and springy surfaces will throw a few curves and twists into science exploration! Learn More

Future EarthFuture Earth
Now open on Level 3

Welcome planet-changer! All seven billion people on Earth now surpass natural processes in creating global change. What will Earth be like in 2050 with nine billion people? No one knows the future but one thing for certain is that we need to innovate to ensure that we all thrive on a human-dominated planet. Earth fortunately is now home to the wealthiest, healthiest, most educated, innovative, creative and interconnected populace in history. What do we want our future Earth to be? Learn More

Math Moves!Math Moves!
Now open on Level 3

Move, draw, build, experiment, and play with ratio and proportion. The brand-new, hands-on Math Moves! exhibition stimulates imagination and builds math muscle in visitors of all ages. It encourages a collaborative approach to problem solving. Get your hands, mind and body involved in experimenting and exploring ratios and proportions, fractions, geometric similarity, and more. Learn More

Omnitheater Films

Journey to SpaceJourney to Space
Now through August 23, 2015

To complement Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience, the Science Museum is a host site to the world premiere of the Journey to Space Omnitheater film. Reflect on how the space shuttle program of the past has shaped our approach to the future's space hurdles—including the exploration of Mars. Marvel at the extraordinary accomplishments of human space travel over the past fifty years—and dream of the new horizons ahead. Learn More

HubbleHubble
Daily at 2 p.m. through August 23, 2015

Blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew to experience some of the Hubble Space Telescope's awe-inspiring imagery on the Omnitheater's one-of-a-kind, 90-foot domed screen. Witness some of history's most challenging space walks, travel from the heart of the Orion Nebula to the edge of the observable universe, and marvel at the great wonders that Hubble has revealed. Learn More

Exhibits

Mississippi River Gallery

Mississippi River Gallery

 

Human Body Gallery

Human Body Gallery

 

Cell Lab

Cell Lab

 

Collections Gallery

Collections Gallery

 

Experiment Gallery

Experiment Gallery

 

Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery

Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery

 

Big Back Yard

Big Back Yard

Collectors' Corner

Collectors' Corner

Science Buzz

Science Buzz

 

Mississippi River Visitor Center

Top off your trip to the Science Museum with a visit to the National Park Service's Mississippi River Visitor Center. Located just inside the museum's Kellogg Boulevard entrance, the Visitor Center is staffed by rangers from the National Park Service who will share information about the 72-mile corridor called the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and offer tips on canoe trips, biking and hiking trails, and more. See exhibits about river biology, culture, and history. Learn More