It is human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; it's 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 10,000-square-foot Space exhibition invites visitors to experience traveling to, and living and working in, space. Visitors are immersed in the challenges that astronauts—and the engineers and scientists that make their journeys possible—face. Space premiered at the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2015 and is now touring to museums throughout the United States. Space features interactive exhibits, whole body experiences, and authentic artifacts that engage visitors with the unparalleled adventure of space exploration.
- 10,000 square feet
- Two massive rotating labs modeled after the International Space Station's Destiny module
- Hands-on space interactives, including a robotic arm, water rockets, and ion engines
- A miniature space station activity area and space base construction center specifically designed for your youngest visitors
- Numerous authentic space travel and exploration objects on display
- Bilingual—English and Spanish
This project is supported by NASA under award numbers NXX10AK10G, NNX12AL42G and NNX14AD16G.