Springs Preserve’s New Traveling Exhibit “Astronaut” opens June 12

Springs Preserve’s New Traveling Exhibit "Astronaut" opens June 12
From the moon landings to the Mars One project, astronauts have become synonymous with adventure, exploration and endeavor. Discover what it takes to be a space explorer at Astronaut—the Springs Preserve’s new traveling exhibit on display daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the air-conditioned Origen Museum throughout the summer, June 12 – September 17 (Photo credit: Springs Preserve)

Rocket Launch at Springs Preserve
Rocket Launch at Springs Preserve

Photo credit: Springs Preserve.

Your adventure begins here on earth as you explore hands-on displays and interactive experiences such as:

  • Donning your very own flight suit and taking a spin in our ‘centrifuge’ capsule.
  • Climbing into a rocket and experiencing what it feels like to blast into space.
  • Examining test rock samples for magnetism and radioactivity using a mock Geiger counter.
  • Viewing footage of astronauts on board the International Space Station.
Who wants to be an Astronaut? at Springs Preserve
“Who wants to be an Astronaut?” at Springs Preserve

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Locally, Astronaut appears only at the Springs Preserve in an exclusive, limited engagement. Astronaut was designed and produced by Scitech in Perth, Australia, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. Astronaut is free for members or with paid general admission.

Scitech Astronaut at Springs Preserve
Scitech Astronaut at Springs Preserve

Photo credit: Springs Preserve.

Team Astronaut at Springs Preserve
Team Astronaut at Springs Preserve

Photo credit: Springs Preserve.

WHERE: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., (Meadows Ln. Between Alta Dr. and U.S. 95)

WHEN: Monday, June 12 – September 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily

COST: Astronaut is free for members or with paid general admission.

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ABOUT THE SPRINGS PRESERVE – Located just three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is an award-winning 180-acre family destination dedicated to exploring green-living, desert life, and Las Vegas’ vibrant history through botanical gardens, interactive science and nature exhibits, animal shows, and trails offering hiking, biking and more. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries dedicated to showcasing art and traveling exhibitions of local and national significance, on-site technologically advanced learning centers, the Nevada State Museum and Divine Cafe. The Preserve hosts seasonal special events including concerts, arts shows and holiday experiences. Plan your visit at springspreserve.org, “like” us on Facebook, and get instant updates on #springspreserve via Twitter. Hours of Operation – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., seven days a week; hours vary for classes and special events. Gardens and trails close at 5 p.m. or dusk (whichever comes first). The Springs Preserve is located at 333 South Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.