NASA model lands at Adventure Science Center soon

The new exhibit opens on Saturday, June 1 in addition to other updates.

An open metal contraption the size of a small SUV sits on a blue placemat on six wheels.

Pro tip: We also heard there will be an opportunity to touch a real piece of Mars.

Photo by NASA via Adventure Science Center

Houston, we have a new exhibit — well, we will soon anyways. Adventure Science Center is welcoming a little piece of NASA to the space currently housing the Infinium Room, which closes on Monday, March 25.

By Saturday, June 1, visitors can examine a model of NASA’s Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012 and is about the size of a compact car. The model will be part of a realistic Mars diorama simulating a space mission.

Bonus: There are more updates on the way to the Wonders of the Universe exhibition in conjunction with this new addition. Expect a life-sized comparison of NASA’s Hubble and James Webb telescopes + a dozen new or renovated interactives.

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