celebrate the opening of Cosmic Wonder and enjoy free
solar telescope observing (weather permitting), tours of the Doane
Observatory, enter to win a Celestron Travel Scope 50 and
Come for yummy pizza, open play and a short film to wrap up the
night. Pajamas and pillows highly recommended. Advanced tickets
required. Visit www.sodroom.com/events for details and tickets.
Children and families can innovate and
interact directly with the real, three-dimensional world
around them. Visitors design, build, test
and retest with real tools and materials.
See a full-size replica of NASA's Mars
Curiosity rover. The rover, which landed safely on Mars,
is a high-fidelity prototype and the only one of its kind to be
The world's most technologically advanced dome theater
transforms into a virtual observatory. The night sky reveals the
mysteries of our Universe in the most immersive space environment
ever created. Witness the beauty of the Crab Nebula as it descends,
zoom into Orion the Hunter and become bathed in a hotbed of active
star formation, zero in on a small patch of the night sky as you
are surrounded by the Hubble Extreme Deep Field image containing
more than 5,500 galaxies.
Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of
Lascaux transports visitors to the Lascaux cave in France,
where they'll discover prehistoric cave paintings. Walk through a
full-sized replica of the cave, meet a lifelike stone-age family
and play with interactive displays explaining the life of people
who may have inhabited the cave.
Tickets are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to
Delve into the mysterious world of bioluminescence, from the
glowworms dangling from the ceiling of New Zealand's famous Waitomo
Caves, to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark
depths of the oceans. Discover the variety of ways in which light
is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend
against a predator, and see how scientists study this amazing
ability to glow.
The exhibition showcases more than 100 animal specimens
that have been preserved through the process of
Plastination. From goats to giraffes and octopuses to
ostriches, guests will see the inner workings of some of the
world's most impressive animals and better understand the evolution
of animals and the natural world.
A new exhibit that explores how food connects us to the
natural world and to each other. Sights, smells and tastes
benchmark the story of food as it journeys into our stomachs and
imagination. Includes hands-on interactives, family
activities and active public programs.
Make your own cape; pledge your real (or make believe) powers;
design, build and test customized flying machines; create a super
sidekick in the Kraft Artabounds Studio; and complete the museum's
series of exhibit-based challenges to acquire and wield your many