Want to be an Astronaut? The Public Museum May Help
Do You Think You Have What It Takes to Be an Astronaut? The Grand Rapids Public Museum may have an answer for you.
On August 2nd, the Public Museum has some fun planned for all budding astronauts, including a special spotlighted showing of Space School and opportunities for everyone to relax, socialize and learn more in-depth about astronomy.
Everyone can take part in the full astronaut experience on August 2, as you test your skills and knowledge of space flight. Start the evening in the planetarium watching Space School, a new documentary based planetarium show, to learn the incredible story of how astronauts train underwater to live and work in space. Missions will be given to participants to see if they can complete the tasks and reach their destination!
After Space School, take command of space vehicles through video game technology in the Museum’s summer exhibition, Be The Astronaut. In a special guided-tour with an expert, everyone can chart their course to the Moon, Mars and beyond. The exhibition features detailed digital recreations of actual places in the solar system built using data from NASA space probes.
Tickets are $8 for Museum members and $12 for non-members. GRPM doors open at 7 p.m., with the planetarium show beginning at 7:30.