Live Science Shows

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Live Science Theater and COVID-19 Precautions

We have reduced capacity per show to allow for proper social distancing.

Orbit Academy

Journey to the edge of the atmosphere with our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Learn all about the ups and downs of citizen space travel from our elite trainers in this thirty-minute orientation to space. This live show is a perfect precursor to visiting our traveling exhibit, Astronaut. At the end of the show you’ll receive an authentic Orbit Academy badge to show that you are ready for your next mission into space.

What to expect:

  • High Speed Impacts – We will replicate an impact created by even a small piece of debris at speeds seen in low earth orbit. 
  • Vacuum – Space is a hard vacuum, containing a low density of particles. We will replicate what this vacuum can do to liquids in the body as well as show what the vacuum can do to other objects.
  • Temperature – The ranges of temperature change as an object travels through sun and shadow. We’ll use a tile from a real space shuttle to show the effects of both extreme heat and extreme cold on spacecraft.

Are you ready to blast off?
Launch your space adventure today by grabbing a ticket to Orbit Academy.

Live Science Show Schedule:
11:15 a.m. – Daily
1:15  p.m. – Friday, Saturday, Sunday only
3:15 p.m.  – Daily
5:15 p.m. – Thursdays only

Members: Free
All-Access Admission: Included
General Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/youth

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Schedule subject to change without notice.

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