This new interactive, out-of-this-world exhibit takes visitors on a voyage from planet Earth into the far reaches of our solar system and beyond, to answer that famous question, are we alone?
Through a number of hands-on exhibits you can
discover what life on other planets might look like
Explore outer space, operate a replica of the Mars
Pathfinder, and calculate how much you weigh on
other planets. Take a peek at the world with alien
eyes using an infrared camera. Look though a telescope
at a star field, see a real piece of a Martian meteorite,
and have a close-encounter with giant robotic aliens.
Come face-to-face with Hairy Sandwalker, Gusty Traveler and Phineous Palindrome, giant 12-foot tall robotic aliens who can't help but steal the show. Based on a school project in Washington State, these animated robotic aliens were developed from students' ideas of what aliens from fictitious planets might look like, representing life forms that might develop on planets where the gravity, geology and atmosphere differ from those found on Earth. The students' imaginative creations were then handed over to Garner Holt Productions, a leader in animated robotics who has developed animatronics for companies, including Disney World and the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
After a trip through this exhibit you can decide for yourself. Are we alone in this universe or do we have extraterrestrial neighbors?
Aliens: Worlds Of Possibilities was developed by
the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA and is partially
funded by the National Science Foundation and with
support from SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)