Opening January 17, 2015
Our most popular exhibit about science and the solar system is back for 2015 with new and updated hands-on components
Space Quest!is a major interactive exhibit at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center.
Little Astronauts: special play area for visitors 5 years old and younger. Young astronauts-to-be can dress up in astronaut suits, helmets, and backpacks. They can climb on Moon rocks, drive a Moon Rover, “camp” in the space tent, and enjoy the space manipulatives and toys – while parents rest on benches to observe the fun and take photos.
Space Shuttle: School-aged future astronauts can dress in space suits and helmets, and pretend to fly a shuttlecraft, using cockpit components from a real NASA training module.
Astronaut Training: Visitors of all ages can participate in physical activities that simulate some of the exercises used by NASA to train astronauts, and see how it feels to sleep hanging on a wall! There are also educational displays about astronaut food and NASA spinoffs.
Science Shuttle: Hands-on experiments with light, magnets, electricity, and more. Visitors can test their performance on various tasks using gloveboxes.
Meet the Neighbors: Various displays introduce the planets in our solar system and their unique qualities, as well as the Sun and Earth’s moon.