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Sun, Earth, Universe

Explore the universe with NASA!

How is Earth changing? How do storms on the Sun impact us here on Earth? What’s it like on other planets? Does life exist on planets besides Earth?

Sun, Earth, Universe is a new exhibition about our planet, the solar system, the universe and the big questions scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are trying to answer about each.

Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits and dazzling imagery, this 500-square-foot exhibition connects you with current NASA science research and launches you on a journey to explore the universe!

Sun, Earth, Universe includes fun and compelling exhibits for visitors of all ages.

  • Follow the engineering design-build-test cycle and build a model spacecraft for your own mission to space.
  • Spin a tumbler of 10,000 beads, representing all of the stars we can see from Earth to search for the unique one that represents our Sun.
  • Reveal hidden images using the same tools NASA scientists use to explore the otherwise invisible forces and energy of the universe.
  • Play the Your Mission to Space board game or help younger visitors pilot rovers across the Mars landscape play table.

These fun experiences (and many more!) introduce you to NASA’s ongoing research in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science and astrophysics, and encourage you to imagine what the future of space science might hold.

The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is on display at the Fleet as part of a nationwide effort to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science.

The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition was developed by a team led by the Science Museum of Minnesota and created in collaboration with NASA. The exhibition has been distributed nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network).

Come enjoy Sun, Earth, Universe today! What secrets of the universe will you uncover?

The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition was created by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) in collaboration with NASA. This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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