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).
"Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration"
|Venue name:||American Museum of Natural History||Contact:|
Central Park West
|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|