Walking on the Moon
In order for humans to walk on the moon, they needed protection from the harsh, dusty surface. The Science Center features a rare replica of an Apollo 11 spacesuit. On it, you'll see temperature and pressure controls, and pockets for collecting rock samples. As durably designed as these suits were, even a brand new one could only last three days before the abrasive moon dust damaged it.
Rockin' the Moon
Before we landed on the Moon, scientists thought it had been formed elsewhere in the solar system and was drawn into the Earth's orbit. But after analyzing lunar rocks (like the one we have on display thanks to NASA) they found their chemical makeup to be similar to Earth rocks. We now think the moon may have been formed from debris created when Earth collided with a celestial body the size of Mars.
Get inside our Mars Flyover
This is the only exhibit of its kind in the entire world. We commissioned a European company to build this one-of-a-kind device that seamlessly merges high-resolution environments within the vast spaces of our universe. Learn More >