Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience
Dates:Saturday, May 27, through Monday, September 4, 2023
Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend
Space showcases how astronauts live and work. It features dozens of hands-on stations letting guests explore the extraordinary environment of space. It highlights dangers humans face during space missions and adaptations developed by scientists and engineers to help them survive.
Space looks to the future, both in what scientific innovations will be needed and what considerations are involved in constructing a colony on another planet.
Learn about radiation, meteoroids and temperature extremes
Experiment with a vacuum chamber
Explore the science of getting to space, such as the physics of the launch and the power needed on a spacecraft
Use a 16-foot drop tower to investigate weightlessness
Move a robot arm
Put their hand in an astronaut glove
Learn how astronauts eat, sleep and go to the bathroom
The showpiece of Space is a full-size orbiting mock-up of the International Space Station’s U.S. Destiny lab module. This is the section of the ISS where astronauts work while the spaceship orbits the Earth.
While many of us have probably imagined what it’s like to live in space, very few humans ever get the chance to go. This exhibition offers the next-best experience to engage in that exciting journey in an immersive way.
The Science Museum is blasting guests into the cosmos all summer. In addition to the Space exhibition, the Science Museum is offering stellar STEM experiences and educational activities throughout the building and in The Dome.
Ready your spacesuit and set your course to the Science Museum today!