Due to a special event, the Saturn V Hall will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Monday, June 26.


Neighborhood Earth (throughout the day)

6/22/17 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Neighborhood Earth transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Using hands-on advanced technology, guests assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms. Neighborhood Earth, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Flying Fish Exhibits, incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s exploration of the universe, asking guests to question what the future of space exploration may hold for humanity. Open through Tuesday, July 4, 2017.


Next Generation Science Standards

Scientific & Engineering Practices

  • Engaging in argument from evidence (using a model)
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Science knowledge is based on empirical evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Cross-cutting Concepts

  • Scale, proportion, and quantity
  • Cause and effect
  • Scientific knowledge assumes an order and consistency in natural systems
  • Interdependence of science, engineering, and technology
  • Energy and matter

Common Core Math

  • Geometry
  • Measurement and data
  • Modeling

Alabama College and Career Ready Science Standards 2015

  • Motion and Stability: Forces and Interaction
  • Earth’s Systems
  • Waves and Their Application in Technologies for Information Transfer
  • Earth’s Place in the Universe

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