Children’s museums around the country offer unique opportunities to explore our solar system and beyond. Through hands-on exhibits, interactions with world renowned astronomers and planetariums that literally take you on a journey to the outer realms, these museums bring space a lot closer to home.
Maine Discovery Museum
Exhibit Gallery "Mission: Discovery"
This hands-on exhibit explores gravity, acceleration, robotics, astronomy and more. "Freeze" your shadow, grab a "moon rock," and race balls down the tracks.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The museum has a 130-seat SpaceQuest® Planetarium, featuring a Digistar® sky projection system, which is part of the children's museum.
Visitors can see the stars of the Indiana night sky, learn how a telescope works, fly past the Milky Way galaxy to see beautiful nebluae, stars born from dust, and explosions of dying stars. The museum offers a variety of shows for all ages.
The museum’s Cosmic Quest web resources section offers a comprehensive collection of space-related information including biographers of famous astronomers, a detailed outline of various space crafts and satellites and a field guide to the universe.Visit Cosmic Quest >
Kidspace Children's Museum
Kidspace Star Lab Inflatable Planetarium
For a unique experience, visit the Kidspace inflatable planetarium. As the museum describes, their educators “introduce standard constellations to Star Lab visitors and they also share cultural anecdotes to accompany each star group, including Greek, African, and Native American stories. With inflatable models of our planets, Kidspace Educators teach about our solar system and answer many questions, including our favorite: why is Pluto not a planet? (Kidspace Board member Dr. Mike Brown can be blamed for this. You can learn more in his book titled How I Killed Pluto, and Why it Had it Coming.)”
The museum is also home to the newly opened Gavin Physics Forest, a completely interactive outdoor space in which children can actively learn about physics with a bottle rocket, tennis ball launcher, sun spotter and ten other exhibits. Learn more about the Physics Forest >
Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa
Children's Science Explorium
Boca Raton, FL
Children's Museum of Illinois
Discovery Center Museum
Cape Cod Children's Museum
Children's Museum and Theatreof Maine
Curious Kids' Museum
St. Joseph, MI
The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Don Harrington Discovery Center and Space Theater
Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Fort Worth, TX
Virginia Discovery Museum
The Portsmouth Museums - Children's Museum of Virginia
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
London Regional Children's Museum
London, Ontario CANADA
Papalote Museo del Nino
The Children's Museum Jordan
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