SPACE ODYSSEY: Colonization of Space
Saturday, November 3–Sunday, November 4: 12-4pm
Stop in for a new event created for families by families! November 2 marks the twelfth anniversary of the continuous occupation of the International Space Station. Future explorers will spend even more months and years away from Earth. Explore how we'll survive and what we'll do on other worlds.
Visitors participate in several activities. They have the opportunity to:
- Learn what it takes to become an astronaut via playing an interactive computer game.
- Have a digital photo taken of themselves in an off-world environment.
- Make-and-take space crafts.
- Participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum where they can explore different aspects of living in space.
- Build a small, enclosed ecosystem in a soda bottle. These terrariums demonstrate how humans could grow plants in an environment that is unsuitable for typical plant growth.
- Send a post card telling someone all about his or her space adventure.
Space Odyssey is part of NASA Science and Technology on the Family Calendar, a continuing collaboration with NASA and RIT.
Age range: For all ages, especially ages 10 to 14.
The project is based upon work supported by NASA under grant award NNX10AD87G.
Photo: Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson. Credit: NASA