NASA’s Driven to Explore Exhibit at Mid-America Science Museum | Events
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Mid-America Science Museum is excited to host NASA’s Driven to Explore Exhibit on June 23 and 24. Driven to Explore is a mobile, multimedia experience showcasing the NASA’s future plans for space exploration, including information on next-generation vehicles and the challenges associated with long term space travel.
As part of this unique exploration experience, visitors have the opportunity to touch a 3 billion-year-old moon rock brought back aboard Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972. The moon rock is one of only eight lunar samples in the world made available for the public to touch.
Additional exhibits accompany the exhibit and are displayed beneath an inflatable tent that is part of the trailer’s external structure. Guests will learn why we explore, discover the challenges of human space exploration and how NASA provides critical technological advances to improve life on Earth. The walking tour includes imagery and audio andvisual technology to connect visitors with the space program, highlighting advanced human research that will ensure safe and sustainable future missions, and next-generation vehicles and surface systems destined for useexploring beyond low earth orbit.
Touring the exhibit takes approximately 10 minutes. Driven to Explore will be available during normal Museum hours (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and is free to the general public. Those who wish to tour the Museum and explore the summer exhibits, general admission will apply.
MASM Members will have the chance to experience Driven to Explore exclusively during Member Night, June
24 from 6 pm-8 pm.