New exhibits, activities at INFINITY Science Center
Apr 9, 2013, 18:08
NFINITY Science Center kicks off its second year with a free movie showing and new exhibits and activities.
A free viewing of the movie Space Warriors will be available to guests at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., April 26- May 4.
The movie was filmed at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., a partner NASA Visitors Center. It is directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer) and features Thomas Horn, the breakout young star of the recently Academy Award nominated film, “Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close” along with Josh Lucas, star of NBC's The Firm.
The goal of Space Warriors is to inspire the next generation of explorers and demonstrate how learning can be inspiring and entertaining. The film will be released nation-wide April 26. Concessions will also be available.
INFINITY welcomes two new exhibits and an indoor playground in April as well.
A Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine exhibit arrives later this month. INFINITY is located right outside of Stennis Space Center where jet engine testing is conducted. The site is one of three such sites in the world, and it conducts specialized development engine testing. A tour of the testing site is included with admission.
The Mississippi State University’s EcoCAR2 also arrives in April. The Eco Car is part of a three-year collegiate engineering competition and promotes the advancement in engineering and environmental initiatives.
INFINITY Science Center will celebrate Earth Day with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-oriented activities April 16-22, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to construct solar beads and learn the effects of UV rays, build molecule models using gumdrops, and create a tornado in a bottle. The activities are designed to educate participants on common weather patterns, including tornados and hurricanes.
The science center is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information go to www.visitinfinity.com.