The University of Nebraska State Museum, in partnership with the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, has been awarded the opportunity to host a fun and compelling new NASA exhibit—Sun, Earth, Universe—for visitors of all ages! Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits and dazzling imagery, this 600-square-foot exhibition connects visitors with current NASA science research and launches them on a journey to explore the universe. Check it out in-person at Morrill Hall within the museum this Saturday, February 15th!
Follow the design-build-test cycle of engineering and build a model spacecraft for your own mission to space. 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. Reveal hidden images using the same tools NASA scientists employ to explore otherwise invisible forces and energy of the universe.
Take a break in the seating area and play the “Your Mission to Space” board game or help younger visitors pilot rovers across the Mars landscape play table. These fun exhibit experiences introduce visitors to ongoing research in the fields of materials science, heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and encourage them to imagine what the future of science might hold.
Sun, Earth, Universe will be open at the University of Nebraska State Museum through June 30, 2020. Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The mission of the Museum is to discover and disseminate knowledge about the natural world through research and education. The Museum promotes the discovery of our natural world and world cultures.
Admission to Sun, Earth, Universe ranges from $5.00 to $8.00 for adults. Special pricing is available for museum members, children, military, seniors, and students, faculty, and staff of UNL. Advanced tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum at 402-472-2637 or visiting www.museum.unl.edu.
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Saturday, February 15, 2020—9:30 AM
Event Venue Location:
University of Nebraska State Museum – Morrill Hall
645 North 14th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588