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Destination: Space!

Destination: Space! highlights the art and science of space exploration and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission’s moon landing. It features three special exhibitions:

  • Sun, Earth, Universe
  • Planetary Landscapes: Works by Ned Kahn
  • One Giant Leap: The Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary
Destination: Space!
Learn the science and wonder of space exploration at "Destination: Space!," featuring three special interactive exhibitions.
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"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.
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Explore "Sun, Earth, Universe" — a featured exhibition in "Destination: Space!"
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"One Giant Leap: The Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary" celebrates one of the greatest accomplishments in space exploration.
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Discover new worlds in "Destination: Space!"
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Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits, "Sun, Earth, Universe" will connect you with current NASA science research and launch you on a journey to explore the universe!
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In "Sun, Earth, Universe" you can create your own space craft for exploring the universe.
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Build your own spacecraft with a team and launch it on a journey of discovery.
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Test your spacecraft using a parts checklist, a spin test, and a shake test.
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Build your own spacecraft with a team and launch it on a journey of discovery.
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What is it like on other planets? Use colored blocks to create a topographic map of elevations on Venus to learn how scientists use color to visualize data.
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Put all your new space mission-planning knowledge to the test by playing the "Mission to Space" board game. Will your mission be the first to be completed?
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Destination: Space!
Put all your new space mission-planning knowledge to the test by playing the "Mission to Space" board game. Will your mission be the first to be completed?
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Use tools like an infrared camera, an ultraviolet (UV) light, a magnifying glass, and a magnetic field detector to reveal the invisible.
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Are we alone? 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.
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Have a question? Ask one of the Montshire explainers for help as you navigate through our exhibitions.
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In "Planetary Landscapes," artist Ned Kahn’s interactive sculptures are designed to explore, in constantly varying patterns, the dynamic forces that shape our solar system.
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In "Aeolian Landscape," sculpt sand dunes like those on Mars. (part of "Planetary Landscapes: Works by Ned Kahn")
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In "Sea of Clouds," pass your hand through a cauldron of billowing fog, similar to what forms in the valleys of Mars and Earth. (part of "Planetary Landscapes: Works by Ned Kahn")
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In "Jovian Cloud Tops," activate a vortex akin to the dust devils in Jupiter’s atmosphere. (part of "Planetary Landscapes: Works by Ned Kahn")
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In "One Giant Leap: The Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary," celebrate one of the greatest accomplishments in space exploration.
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All press photos are by Rob Strong.