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Welcome to the Wonders of the Universe

6/06/24

Welcome to the Wonders of the Universe

Por Adventure Science Center

Artifacts on display in the Wonders of the Universe gallery, on loan from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

We are overjoyed to share the new Wonders of the Universe gallery with the public!

This exhibition highlights the innovative technology scientists use to explore outer space. A full-size model of the Mars Curiosity rover is the focal point of the exhibition, surrounded by a diorama designed to teach visitors about the Red Planet. The rover is on loan from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and is the only one on display in Tennessee.

Wonders of the Universe includes a number of additional exhibits and interactives; including, a real Mars meteorite that visitors can touch, life-sized comparisons of NASA’s Hubble and James Webb telescopes, and a section dedicated to the exploration of light in space.

NASA's Curiosity rover on display at the science center in an immersive diorama.

Mars meteorite, NWA 14714, on display in the updated gallery.

It is our ultimate dream that this space becomes a stepping stone for guests of all ages to uncover their love of space and discover something new about the world around them!

The updated entrance to the gallery and to-scale mural of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

Guests at the science center interact with the colored shadows exhibit in the renovated gallery space.

Wonders of the Universe is located on the second floor of the science center and is now open to the public.

Adventure Science Center is open:
Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Special thanks to The Røros Foundation for supporting Wonders of the Universe.


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