Science Central launches ‘Space Day’ this weekend


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Have you ever dreamed of traveling to outer space? Come to Science Central’s as they blast off the first annual Space Day, Saturday, October 5, 2019.

The event is full of hands-on fun and learning experiences. You can learn all about mankind’s first trip to the moon on the Apollo 11 spacecraft! This exhibition is graciously provided by the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science. Dive deeper into the space race at 10:30 am and noon with Purdue Fort Wayne history professor, David Schuster.
You can also ride along with the crew of Apollo 11 on their journey to the Moon with Spectrum VR’s virtual-reality experience (a $10 ticket is required for the Spectrum VR experience).

Girl Scout members who have pre-registered have the opportunity earn a robot and coding badge by programming a Lego robot to perform Mars-Rover activities. A public presentation of their work will follow.

Another fun feature will allow guests to observe the closest star to Earth (the Sun) up close and safely (weather permitting) with Science Central’s Solar Scope.
There will be all sorts of space-related table activities like this all day long. Visit the farthest reaches of our solar system with Science Central’s Science on a Sphere theater, as we present some of our latest solar system imagery. And don’t forget to grab a selfie with an alien. The Summit City Cosplayers have returned to Earth and will be roaming the floor throughout the day.

Space Day at Science Central is open to the public between 10:00am and 5:00pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019. Regular Saturday pricing is in effect for this event, and members get in free.