SpacePlace opens Nov. 16, 2012!
Here's your chance to find out what its like to be an astronaut! Here's your chance to find out! Experience weightlessness on a 21-foot ‘zero' gravity climbing wall and explore sections of a two]story, walk]in replica of the International Space Station. Plus, discover artifacts, space images, mission patches, and even a flight suit!
How does weightlessness feel? Strap into climbing gear and experience this 21-foot 'zero' gravity climbing wall! 'Astronauts-in-training' will ascend the module to complete a simple task without gravity to provide leverage.
Complete tasks similar to those used in real-life astronaut training!
International Space Station Modules
Explore sections of a two-story, walk-in replica of the International Space Station. Visitors will conduct simulated hands-on experiments and learn about life in space.
Living & Working in Space Wall
Discover artifacts, space images, mission patches, and even a flight suit! Learn about the future of space exploration and potential careers. The 'Ask the Astronaut' interactive will allow visitors to choose questions and get answers from NASA astronauts.
Rocket Launch and Parachute Drop
Design a rocket and let it launch! Drop payload parachutes safely to the ground.
See the Zeiss Model II Star Projector, used from 1939–1991 at the original Buhl Planetarium.