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Modern International Space Station exhibit opens Saturday at the South Florida Science Center

Posted at 3:43 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 16:45:53-04

The most modern and up-to-date Space exhibit officially opens to the public on Saturday morning at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.

"Welcome to the International Space Station! We are glad you are here," proudly welcomes Lew Crampton, President & CEO of the Science Center.

As soon as you walk in you see the Mercury Capsule where the United States' manned journey into space began which is a stark contrast to the other more modern and technologically superior exhibit pieces.

The first thing you do is put your flight suit.

You can participate in actual astronaut training exercises.  

Experience what its like for Mission Control to help astronauts troubleshoot problems with the space station.

"People can expect to blast off into space, actually participate in a real countdown, and feel themselves grabbed by g-forces and catapulted into space," said Lew. "People can see the space toilet, but they don't get to use it."

There are games and team exercises, a g-force machine, even a space bed.

You can even check out how hard your grip is, your height, and vision.

Even launch a parachute and try and get it to hit a target.

Or play with the thermal infrared camera.

A truly modern and up-to-date experience opening Saturday morning.  And coming in November a spectacular space family sleepover

The Deets

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
October 14, 2017, to April 22, 2018
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, Fl 33405
(561) 832-2026
Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Adults $16.95
Children (3-12) $12.95
Members Free
Seniors 60+ $14.95
Children under 3 free

Spectacular Space Family Sleepover
Saturday, November 11 8 pm to 8 am.
$35 for members/ $40 non-members
Register at

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