The museum has teamed-up with NASA to showcase a wide variety of items the space administration uses to study space travel, as well as actual objects that astronauts have used during their journeys into the final frontier!
- Marvel over NASA artifacts that astronauts have used in actual space expeditions, including a variety of tools, mechanical equipment, and clothing!
- Venture inside a massive, inflatable replica of a moon habitat that NASA is considering for astronauts to live in during extended travel to the moon or even Mars! These structures would enable astronauts to replicate Earth’s atmosphere and protect them from extreme temperatures, radiation, and small rocks flying through space at very high speeds!
- View a variety of materials that originated from space!
- Participate in a variety of space and astronomy themed games, crafts and activities all day long! (Please note that balloon animals will be available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Saturday, June 16
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
$5 for ages 3-18
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC Passport participating institutions
This is event is made possible by the generous support of U.S. Cellular and Patterson Trust.