Visitors to the Waterloo Region Museum this winter will get a hands-on, climb-aboard experience at what it takes to live and work in space. This new interactive exhibit called Journey to Space launches February 1, 2019.
“Our new Journey to Space exhibit is very timely, as Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has just started his mission and will be the first Canadian to visit the International Space Station since Chris Hadfield visited in 2013,” said Adèle Hempel, Manager/Curator of Region of Waterloo Museums.
Using hands-on and large-scale interactive exhibits and multimedia components (including interviews with personnel who share firsthand accounts of life in space), the space exhibit gives visitors a glimpse at the extraordinary conditions of human space travel, as well as the unique challenges and rewards of life on board the International Space Station.
Visitors will see relics from the past fifty years of space exploration – including Neil Armstrong’s gloves from Apollo 11. They will explore the conditions that make space travel so dangerous and try out some of the engineering technology that makes life and research possible in space. Visitors will experience the sights, sounds, and smells on board an orbiting space station like the International Space Station. Journey to Space offers a fun and engaging experience for visitors of all ages.
The Journey to Space exhibit was produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota and the California Science Center with support from NASA.
Several special events are planned in connection with the Journey to Space exhibit.
Breakfast with the Empire - Make the Forks be with you
Saturday, February 16, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Guardians of the Gallery - A Night at the Museum
Saturday, March 30, 8:30 p.m. to midnight