Cosmic Experiences in the City

Child playing a game in a orange space exhibit

Space-out in September with some space-themed family fun!

We have 3 ways for you and your kids to explore the cosmos:

The newly opened “Cosmic CAMP” is an hour-long interactive, immersive experience occupying all 8,000 square feet of Camp at 5th Avenue where you can traverse lava fields, decode ice crystals, and pilot rovers, as well as encounter aliens and set up habitats with exciting theater experiences and immersive environments.

Red Tricycle describes it as: “a space-themed installation featuring game-based challenges. You get to name your team, and a cool wristband keeps track of your points as you test your skills. (See how you compare with other teams when you return to Earth!) Match patterns, operate a remote-controlled buggy, do the Floor is Lava thing, and even participate in a live game show!”

And for a more scientific exploration of the solar system, there’s of course, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

At the Planetarium, you can currently see: “Worlds Beyond Earth“:

“Journey far beyond our own blue planet to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbors.

Immersive visualizations of distant worlds. Groundbreaking space missions. Breathtaking scenes depicting the evolution of our solar system.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Worlds Beyond Earth tells the story of the dynamic worlds that share our solar system and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible.

Now screening on the world’s most advanced planetarium projection system”

Finally, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, at its Space Shuttle Pavilion:

“showcases the space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for the space shuttle program. Seventeen dynamic exhibit zones feature original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films that immerse visitors in the science and history of Enterprise and the space shuttle era.”

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