"Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration"

Photograph: AMNH/Mark Garlick
"Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration"
American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side Tuesday May 22 2012 10:00 - 17:45
Who needs a rickety old space shuttle when we might be riding elevators to the moon one day? Such sci-fi innovations are explored in this exhibit, which looks at the likelihood of realizing these fantastic future scenarios. Check out an inflatable moon habitat built to one-third size, models of NASA’s Curiosity rover and the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, and the largest hologram in the world, which shows the position of 1,000 planets astronomers have identified in the Milky Way ($25, seniors and students $19, children 2–12 $14.50).
Venue name: American Museum of Natural History
Contact:
Address: Central Park West
New York
10024
Cross street: at 79th St
Opening hours: Daily 10am–5:45pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: Suggested donation $22, seniors and students $17, children 2–12 $12.50, children under 2 free. Special exhibits $27, seniors and students $22, children 2–12 $16, children under 2 free