A few of the exhibits showed how life is lived on the shuttle and space station. Of course we had to find out how they eat and go to the bathroom. What kid (and adult) wouldn’t be intrigued with that info! We viewed personal items used by the astronauts and even saw a re-creation of the computer laden control room that guided the shuttles.
*Apollo-Soyuz Command Module that docked with a soviet space craft
*Gemini II Capsule flown in 1966
*Mercury Redstone2 Capsule which contained one of the first primates sent into space
You can even create an interactive tidal flow and watch the inhabitants of the tidal pool react!
A glass tunnel allowed us to feel like we were standing in the ocean with schools of fish reflecting against the light and small sharks gliding gracefully over our heads.
Hands-on exhibits allowed M. to explore making waves and investigating how hard it is for a sea creature inside an exoskeleton and animals like anemones to catch food.
We also checked out the “desert zone” where they have an exhibit showing how flash floods work including a real rushing canyon flood every ten minutes!