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Blast Off to Space Day

March 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Let’s explore the stars, planets, asteroids, and everything that lies just beyond Earth on March 14! Experience the wonders of space through space station activities, planetarium shows, space-themed crafts, and more.

Perfect for families and kids.


1st Floor Theater: Space Satellites 

Explore the satellite images from our Earth From Space exhibition with a scavenger hunt. Also, build your own ISS: In this advanced origami activity you can build your own International Space Station to take home with you!


2nd Floor Wet Lab: “Fly Me To the Moon”

Create a moon cup spinner to take home and help you learn the phases of Earth’s biggest satellite.  Also, participate in a “moon dust” experiment.


2nd Floor Activity Lab: Space-Crafts

Create a crafty comet on a stick that you can use to fly around in the air. Also. Create your favorite constellation on paper that can be projected onto a wall or table using a flashlight.



Planetarium Shows:

11:30PM: The Hot and Energetic Universe*

12:30PM: Earth, Moon & Sun*

1:30PM: Asteroid: Mission Extreme*

2:30PM: Back to the Moon for Good*Update*

*All include night sky tours*


Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for students/seniors/military; free for kids 4 and under. Members are free. Planetarium shows are an additional $4 (members also free).


March 14, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.