Come discover the challenges and innovative solutions required for human space exploration. Get a feeling for what space is like, how we are learning to live and work in space, and how we are preparing for bolder and more distant missions.
The last flight-qualified external tank in existence, ET-94, was donated to the Science Center by NASA and will be traveling from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana to Los Angeles via barge through the Panama Canal. The journey, which should take from six to eight weeks, should take place sometime in late 2015 or early 2016 depending on weather conditions and the progress of cosmetic restorations on the tank.
An extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales 3D takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga for an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Narrated by Ewan McGregor
From September 15 to October 25, 2014(schedule subject to change), the Science Center will open the shuttle's payload bay doors to install its final cargo. Space shuttle experts will install a flown SPACEHAB and other equipment into the payload bay, essential for Endeavour's mission of advancing and inspiring science learning. The configuration will resemble the payload carried on STS-118 when teacher and astronaut Barbara Morgan and her fellow crew members conducted numerous education programs involving students on the ground and continued assembly of the International Space Station.
Explore a paradise unlike any other, with the breathtaking film Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland. Located close to the equator in the Pacific Ocean, these remarkable volcanic islands are home to some of nature's most incredible living creatures.