Welcome to Space
Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through the cosmos as we explore the wonders of space, the innovations of
NASA, and the mysteries of our universe. Here, you will encounter a stellar array of interactive experiences and awe-inspiring displays that will ignite your
curiosity and leave you with a profound appreciation for the vastness of space.
NASA Innovates, Mission: Control the Spread
NASA continues to benefit humanity. The space agency is helping with innovations to support a global response. Mission: Control the Spread, explores how crisis sparks innovation. With this panel exhibit, discover how NASA is offering solutions to health challenges in pioneering ways.
Ever wonder how astronauts in the International Space Station live? Take a walk through our model space station and explore what their life may be like. The space station is on the Mezzanine near the planetarium.
Earth, Sun, Universe
The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition will allow you to explore our planet, our solar system, and the universe, and the big questions NASA is trying to answer about each. Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits and dazzling imagery, this exhibition will connect visitors with current NASA science research and launch them on a journey to explore the universe! This exhibit is fun for all ages.
NASA Symphony in the Giant Screen Theater
Cosmic Cycles: A Space Symphony is a groundbreaking collaboration between acclaimed composer Henry Dehlinger, NASA, and the National Philharmonic, featuring a unique fusion of music and video in seven multimedia works on the Sun, Earth, Moon, Planets, and Cosmos. This transformative project takes the audience on a captivating voyage through the universe, highlighting the beauty and power of the marriage between music and science. This experience is included with general admission and is shown throughout the day between the hours of 10am-4pm in our giant screen theater (located on the Mezzanine). The theater is subject to closing for maintenance or private events.
SLS (Space Launch System) Rocket
Marvel at the impressive model of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, the most powerful active rocket. Discover how this colossal vehicle is designed to transport astronauts to the Moon and beyond, laying the foundation for future deep space exploration.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OAR net) are featured on the Glenn Supercomputer display on the Mezzanine as part of our space gallery. Explore how Ohio plays a part in technology used by NASA as you view the inner workings of a supercomputer.
Space Rocket and History
Who was the first American woman to walk in space and who was the first American to orbit the Earth? Find out as you learn some of the history of space exploration in our exhibits on Level 1 near the stairway leading up to the Mezzanine. Also, do not miss the Friendship 7 model spacecraft from the early 1960’s, also on Level 1.
Space Interactive Games
Challenge your astronaut skills with our newly updated interactive space games. Test your ability to dock with the ISS, experience the thrill of landing on distant planets, and solve space-related puzzles. These games are not just fun but also educational, offering a taste of the challenges and excitement of space missions.
Experience the wonder of space exploration, gain insight into NASA's remarkable achievements, and deepen your understanding of the universe that surrounds us as you explore the space gallery. Whether you are a budding astronaut or a space enthusiast, this exhibit promises to ignite your imagination and leave you with a newfound sense of wonder about the cosmos. So, come and embark on a journey that takes you "Beyond the Stars" and into the heart of space exploration!