"Space: A Journey to Out Future" Exhibit Blasts off in Jackson
5/26/2022 8:00:00 AM
By MDWFP's Museum of Natural Science
“Space: A Journey to Our Future” Exhibit Blasts Off in Jackson
A once-in-a-lifetime traveling exhibition on space exploration, “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future”, lifts off for big summer fun at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) on May 28, 2022, and continues through December 31, 2022. The exhibit was produced in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) and the National Science Teachers Association. Exhibit admission is included with MMNS Foundation Membership or the museum fee of $8 for adults, $6 for youth ages 3-18, and $7 for senior citizens ages 60 and up. Visitors can get more details and plan their adventure at www.mdwfp.com/museum.
“We’re excited to open the portal to the epic story of space exploration and to inspire families, students, and tourists to dream of the possibilities that lie ahead,” said Museum Director Charles Knight. Highlights include opportunities to touch pieces of the Moon and Mars, ride a self-powered centrifuge, tour a full-scale future lunar habitat and work station, get an up-close view of next-generation spacecraft and technology, and interactively plan a trip to Mars.
“Our exploration of space is an absolute necessity,” said former NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the second American to walk in space and the last man to leave his footprints on the Moon. “This exhibit could be the spark that lights the imagination of a future astronaut or a scientist in the space program.”
After exploring the SPACE exhibit, museum visitors can “land” on Earth and take a selfie with a dinosaur, see alligators, turtles, and snakes, and play on the new, state-of-the-art LeFleur’s Bluff Playground!
The “Space: A Journey to Our Future”, exhibit is sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Nissan, Entergy, Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, Trustmark Bank, Regions, and other generous sponsors.
For details, call 601-576-6000 or www.mdwfp.com/museum. The museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. Connect with us at: www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience, www.instagram.com/MSScienceMuseum, and www.twitter.com/MSScienceMuseum.