The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, has a new exhibit and we got to check it out! The Evolution of Spacesuit Technology opened April 6 and is showing until September 25. I took 2 x 3 year olds, 1 x 6 year old and my baby!
Discover the science behind spacesuit technology through unique photographs and X-ray images in Suited for Space— a temporary exhibit.
From the first quarter of the 20th century until the dawn of the shuttle era, the exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition (SITES) and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, shows the evolution of spacesuit technology and engineering.
First we got to meet a real-life astronaut and boy were the boys impressed!Then we checked out the rest of the exhibit. Elijah (6) loved it and as he’s home schooled his Mum thought it would be awesome to bring him back to and spend more time at. It’s not really something for preschoolers but if you have elementary age kids and older they’d love it!
It’s very educational and is full of fascinating facts about space. There’s even a spacesuit that you can step inside for a nice photo op!
Then we headed to check out the Idea Factory where young scientists can play and discover. HOME RUN! Our 3 littlies loved it and could have spent hours there.
Don’t forget: Here are the 2011 Free Days at the museum.
I blog with integrity: Although we were guests of the Museum of Science and Industry , my opinion remain my own!