We hear the adage, “Reach for the Stars,” all the time, but it’s rare to get the opportunity to actually touch an extraterrestrial object. But, if you head to the Schenectady Museum on July 12 and 13, you can touch a moon rock!
That’s right! As part of NASA’s travelling Driven to Explore Exhibit, visitors have a very special opportunity to touch a 4 billion-year-old moon rock.
The rock was brought back on Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972. This moon rock is one of only eight lunar samples in the world made available to the public to touch.
The Schenectady Museum already boasts a wealth of space related artifacts, like the gorgeous Hubble Space Telescope photographs. In addition to these, there will also be special space artifacts on display for this event only, such as the moon boot prototype!
NASA’s Driven to Explore exhibit at the Schenectady Museum is open Thursday, July 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 13 with last admission tickets sold one hour before closing. Planetarium shows will be offered 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 12 and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 13.
Admission to the exhibit is $5 for children; $6.25 for seniors, and $7.50 for adults; add $2 for Planetarium Show.
Will you be taking this rare opportunity to touch a moon rock?