HomePress releasesBe The Astronaut Exhibit to Appear at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Museum guests will fly spacecraft, pilot rovers and more during this one-of-a-kind exhibition opening October 1st
Denver, CO – September 20, 2017 – Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (Wings) enthusiastically announces the arrival of Be The Astronaut, an interactive pod-based exhibit that thrusts visitors into a world of space discovery.
Developed with assistance from NASA’s Langley Research Facility, Be The Astronaut challenges museumgoers to “discover the final frontier”. Broken down into three interactive parts, Be The Astronaut first places “explorers” at a NAV (Navigation) Station to explore basic concepts of the universe. Second, guests move to a SCI (Science) Station that reinvents the way users think about the science and technology needed to thrive in outer space. Finally, participants move to the FLY Station. The FLY Station puts guests in control of a variety of spacecraft, including a lander, a rover and an interplanetary spaceship, on a wide variety of extraterrestrial missions.
“Be The Astronaut adds a whole new dimension to our already thriving museum,” stated Wings Over the Rockies President and CEO, John Barry. “The power of this exhibition to teach STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way will make it a favorite of adults and children alike.”
Previously on display at both Space Center Houston and the San Diego Air & Space Museum, Be The Astronaut serves as the latest traveling exhibition to make an appearance at Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum. Be The Astronaut will be included in the price of museum admission.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum. Founded in 1994 and housed at the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Wings is dedicated to inspiring, educating and entertaining the public about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. Visitors will find over 50 aircraft on display, thrilling flight simulator experiences and a learning center dedicated to the expansion of aerospace education in Colorado. For more information about Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum please visit WingsMuseum.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+ and subscribe to our YouTube channel.