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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 other planets through a digital video globe
  • Examine our Sun as just another star in the vast Milky Way galaxy
  • Learn how light has been used throughout history to keep time
  • Find the outer reaches of space through telescopes
  • See a space suit and learn about an Iowa-born NASA astronaut

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 20 2018 | All Day

    Why the Sky? exhibit closed April 17-20

  • Apr 21 2018 | All Day

    Exhibit Opening: Why the Sky?