INFINITY at NASA Stennis Space Center
Visitors engage with a variety of interactive exhibits to learn about science, the Earth and its natural systems.
INFINITY is a large educational environment at NASA Stennis Space Center where children participate in hands-on training labs and science activities. From the moment visitors arrive at INFINITY, they join in the excitement of discovery with a vibrant, dynamic information hub of the latest science news and an array of fun, fast-paced experiences that whet visitors’ appetites for longer explorations in the main galleries.
The main exhibit space features an exhilarating and immersive video that transports visitors from the depths of the ocean to the farthest reaches of space via spectacular 3D animations. The Earth Gallery features a bright projection sphere of Earth where visitors engage in activities with the sphere and learn about how scientists at Stennis explore Earth’s oceans, land masses and atmosphere as a holistic system. In the Hurricane Prediction Lab, visitors join a simulation that uses hurricane prediction models, while in the Watershed Test Lab visitors learn about the impact of pollution upon watersheds and wetlands. In the Space Gallery, visitors investigate how Earth fits into our solar system and galaxy. One of the most thrilling activities at INFINITY takes place in the Rocket Engine Test Lab, a dramatic and loud multi-player simulation of rocket engine tests conducted at Stennis Space Center.
School groups and visitors who want a more in-depth experience at INFINITY can participate in “Scientist In Training” Missions. ESI developed these missions to help students learn how scientists tackle real-world issues. Participants gather and analyze real data, create maps or charts to illustrate their findings, and work with docents who lead them in group discussions about the issues they investigated.
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