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Why The Sky?

Travel through the cosmos, get up close with spacecraft and more in SCI’s Upper Level space science experience platform Why The Sky? where you can:

  • Explore the planets of our solar system through a digital video globe
  • Discover how we use satellites and probes to explore our solar system
  • Examine our Sun as just another star in the vast Milky Way galaxy
  • Find the outer reaches of space through telescopes
  • Experiment with mirrors and lenses to change the behavior of light beams
  • Learn about an Iowa-born astronaut and see a flight suit she wore during her missions on the International Space Station

Plus, create your own planetarium show on SCI’s COSMIC JUKEBOX®, then enter the Star Theater to watch your creation on the 50-foot dome screen! 

Located on SCI’s Upper Level.