Be The Astronaut at Sloan Museum
Sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint
Be The Astronaut is a videogame-based exhibit that families can enjoy together! Verified by NASA for accuracy, this space adventure teaches science and engineering concepts through exciting missions to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and the asteroid belt. Recommended for kids 8-14 and their families. Be The Astronaut is a traveling exhibit by Eureka Exhibits.
Plan and pilot your own missions
Cycle through three stations to complete a mission: NAV, SCI, and FLY. You can journey through multiple cycles to experience all available missions in the exhibit. As you plan your mission, choose your destination: the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, the asteroid belt, or deep space. When you get there, journey through virtual re-creations built directly from NASA space probe data. You'll also choose the spacecraft you'll pilot on your mission: an interplanetary spaceship, a lander, or a rover. These futuristic vehicles are scientifically plausible, all designed with assistance and oversight from NASA's Langley Research Facility.
Explore the Mission Cycle
Featured Show through May 13, 2018
Dive into the underwater world of outer space! The adventure continues at Longway Planetarium with Space School, a new show that explores how astronauts train for space in extreme underwater environments. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Experience Be The Astronaut at Sloan Museum and Space School at Longway Planetarium with a Cosmic Combo ticket. Tickets are valid for general admission to Sloan Museum during regular hours on the day of your Space School show time only. This includes access to Be The Astronaut, as well as all other galleries and exhibitions at Sloan Museum.
COSMIC COMBO Tickets
$14 adults, $12 seniors 60+, $9 youth ages 2-11
Sloan Museum Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 12-5 p.m.
Space School Show Times
1 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
4 p.m. Daily
7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday
For more information, call (810) 237-3450.