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Sun, Earth, Universe

Now open on the first floor of SpacePlace!

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, located in our SpacePlace exhibit gallery. 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?

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.
  • Play the Your Mission to Space board game, or pilot rovers across the Mars landscape play table.
  • And more!

The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition was created by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) in collaboration with NASA.

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 author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).