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Astronaut floating over Space Station exhibit
Astronaut floating over Space Station exhibit

Zeiss projector
Zeiss II Projector

Presenters showing visitors telescope


What would it be like to be an astronaut? Here’s your chance to find out!

Sun, Earth, Universe

Sun, Earth, Universe  is a new exhibition about our planet, the solar system, and the universe, and the big questions NASA is trying to answer about each. Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits and dazzling imagery, Sun, Earth, Universe will connect you with current NASA science research and launch your journey to explore the universe! How is Earth changing? What is it like on other planets? Does life exist beyond Earth? What’s happening on the Sun, and how does it affect us? Click here to learn more about this interactive exhibition.

International Space Station Modules

Explore sections of a two-story, walk-in replica of the International Space Station. Students will conduct simulated hands-on experiments and learn about life in space.

Living & Working in Space Wall

Discover artifacts, space images, mission patches, and even a flight suit! Learn about the future of space exploration and potential careers. The “Ask the Astronaut’ interactive will allow students to choose questions and get answers from NASA astronauts.

Rocket Launch and Parachute Drop

Design a rocket and let it launch! Drop payload parachutes safely to the ground.

Zeiss Projector

See the Zeiss Model II Star Projector, used from 1939–1991 at the original Buhl Planetarium.