Blast Off Museum of Life and Science
The Museum of Life and Science invites you to blast off this summer with the grand opening of Launch Lab, a new collection of hands-on installations joining the already-extensive and beloved Aerospace exhibition. Join the museum to welcome Launch Lab on Saturday, June 15, from 10am to 5pm.
Visitors can browse 12 new interactive stations focusing on exploring the principles of flight, gravity and airflow using everyday materials in not-so-everyday ways. Build your very own flying machines and learn how building technique and design affect rocket and airplane speed, precision and flight time with the exhibit’s series of mechanical launchers. Explore the design of wind tubes and try out hover tables to test the possibilities. Don’t miss the satellite-mapping table where you can spot familiar landmarks across the country and try your hand at docking a satellite!
The Aerospace exhibit also features a showcase of real space artifacts on loan from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and NASA Langley Research Center. See Apollo-era artifacts like astronaut Alan Shepard’s flight chair, a prototype of the Apollo 15 Lunar Lander, a moon rock and the Mercury capsule that carried the first American animal into orbit.
Exhibit is free with Museum admission. For more information, click here.