“SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” at Ford Museum

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By Nichole Quigley, Collegiate Staff

Visitors can now experience the past, present and future of U.S. space exploration at the exhibit, “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future,”, which is currently being hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and is geared towards children ages 9-12.

In this exhibit visitors will find past discoveries explained in great detail, and introductions to today’s explorers. Through live performances, movies, interactive simulations, real photos from past explorations, and audio from explorers, visitors will experience our galaxy on a whole new level.

Kristin Mooney, public affairs specialist, said this is a hands-on exhibit that is open to the public at no additional cost. Mooney stated that this exhibit incorporates actual pieces from the moon and from a meteorite that visitors can touch.

“I feel that this is different than our typical history displays because of all the hands-on activities we provide,” Mooney said.

The museum website states that this is one of the largest space exhibits ever developed.

This exhibit opened to the public last November and runs until May 29.

Admission to the exhibit is included with the general admission price. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and veterans, $4 for children 6 to 18, $6 for college students, and free to GRCC students and children under 5.

“We are very excited to have something hands-on for kids at the museum,” Mooney stated as she went on to explain that this exhibit is geared towards kids ages 9-12.
The museum is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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