Join us at the Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main St., for Sun, Earth, Universe, an exhibition that explores the big questions NASA is trying to answer about our Earth, sun, and other planets. Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits and dazzling imagery, this 600-square-foot exhibition will connect visitors with current NASA science research and launch them on a journey to explore the universe.
Sun, Earth, Universe includes fun and compelling exhibits for visitors of all ages. Follow the design-build-test cycle of engineering and build a model spacecraft for your own mission to space. Spin a tumbler of 10,000 beads, representing all of the stars we can see from Earth, to search for the unique one that represents our Sun. Reveal hidden images using the same tools NASA scientists employ to explore the otherwise invisible forces and energy of the universe. Take a break and play the “Your Mission to Space” board game or help younger visitors pilot rovers across the Mars landscape play table. These fun experiences (and many more!) introduce visitors to ongoing NASA research in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and encourage them to imagine what the future of Earth and space science might hold.
The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is on display at the Museum of Nature and Science as part of a U.S. effort designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Sun, Earth, Universe exhibitions are developed and distributed across the U.S. by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network). This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of NASA.
The Museum of Nature and Science is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 575/522-3120.
About the NISE Network
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) is a national community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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