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Permanent Exhibits
Space Gallery

Space Quest:
Exploring the Moon,
Mars & Beyond

Traveling Exhibits

In addition to our permanent exhibits, visitors
can also enjoy exploring our featured traveling exhibits.

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, & Meteors

Now through September 1

The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. Take on the role of explorer by participating in real-world amateur astronomy interactives. Get a detailed look at these space rocks through hands-on activities and how and why scientists study them.

  • Use the blink method to identify asteroids and comets moving among the stars
  • Save the Earth from an impact when you deflect an asteroid
  • Generate an asteroid light curve
  • Discover what caused the Barringer Crater
  • Conduct a water impact test
  • Examine a variety of rocks to determine which one is a meteorite