It’s been less than 2 months since the arrival of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and it’s already keeping us on our toes with the arrival of a new seasonal exhibit. Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience is an interactive exhibit that will have everyone from children to adults wondering more about space and what’s out there. The new exhibit has (temporarily) replaced LASERsHOW: Light, Color and Geometry – not to be confused with the laser light shows that take place in the planetarium on the first Fridays of the month – until September 10th in the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery.
We had the chance to get a sneak peek of the new exhibit early Monday morning, and wouldn’t be kidding if we said this might be our favorite part of the museum. This special exhibition invites guests on a journey of space exploration with hands-on activities and multimedia components. Guests get a glimpse of the challenges that are experienced during space exploration. Interactive exhibits allow for a playful look into the extraordinary conditions of space exploration and the science that makes it successful.
There are so many questions to ask when it comes to space. What lies ahead for human space flight? And what does it mean for life on Earth? What do astronauts eat? How do they go to the bathroom? Believe it or not, all of these questions are answered in the new exhibit. You get the chance to discover what is possible and what awaits in orbit and beyond.
Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience was designed and developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in partnership with the International Space Station Office of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the California Science Center, and partner museums.
Some of the highlights include:
- Relics from the past fifty years of space exploration—including Neil Armstrong’s gloves from Apollo 11.
- Hands-on experiments that use water rockets to explore the physics of the launch.
- Drop towers that investigate how familiar objects behave differently in the weightless environment of space.
- Interviews with personnel who share firsthand accounts of life in space.
Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience will run from now until Sunday, September 10 at Frost Science. Admission is complimentary with museum tickets.