This temporary exhibit will reopen June 11 and will be on display through Aug. 17, 2020.
There’s no other job where you can find yourself quite as far above the Earth as that of an astronaut. From the Moon landings to the Mars One project to the Space Shuttle, astronauts have become synonymous with adventure, exploration and endeavor. Through hands-on and full-body displays, this STEM-focused science exhibition investigates the reality of what it takes to be a space explorer. Twenty-six stations relay the physical and psychological effects of living in microgravity on the human body and the technology used to complete a mission. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to sleep, eat and shower in space, “Astronaut” gives you the opportunity to find out.
The exhibition also focuses on teamwork, problem solving, accurately performing tasks and overcoming challenges such as communicating with mission control, monitoring damage to your space craft or landing a capsule. You will leave the exhibit having discovered what it takes to be an astronaut and having experienced first-hand the science of space exploration.
Key learning presented in the exhibit
- Problem Solving
- Space Exploration