PHOENIX – Astronaut exhibit at Arizona Science Center
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
"Astronaut," a hands-on exhibition at Arizona Science Center, explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food, and learn the realities of showering, sleeping, and using the toilet in space.
The exhibition also focuses on using teamwork to solve problems, accurately perform tasks, and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos. Visitors can test their grip strength in special gloves that mimic a pressurized spacesuit or they work together to launch a space mission smoothly.
"Astronaut" is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through May 31. Because of limited daily capacity, all guests are required to purchase timed tickets in advance. $8.95 plus general admission: $19.95; $14.95 for ages 3-17, free to children younger than 3. azscience.org