Coming Soon to Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall

Sloan Museum at the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation. Sloan Museum's new exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall is the temporary home of over 30 historic vehicles from Sloan Museum's automotive collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits and a play area for kids.

May 15 - September 5, 2021

Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition, sponsored by Boeing

One of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring flight ever to tour.

ABOVE AND BEYOND celebrates the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. This aerospace exhibition features immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, past and present.

Design—and test-fly—your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.

Packed with fun interactive challenges, vehicle concept models and prototypes, immersive media presentations, and inspiring stories, this large-scale exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make the “impossible” possible. Explore ever more advanced aircraft and spacecraft that change our lives and transform our world. And join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Above and Beyond brings flight to life…

  • an expansive multitouch timeline
  • an immersive video experience
  • five interactive galleries: up, faster, farther, higher, and smarter
  • interactive simulations and design activities
  • stories about the people behind the advances in flight
  • a montage of dreamers and doers, who share their excitement for their jobs and the next century of flight
  • add your own dreams to a collaborative vision of flight 100 years from now

ABOVE AND BEYOND is designed to ignite a passion for humankind’s greatest adventure: our journey of flight in the air and space. In doing so, it honors past world-changing innovations in flight, while looking ahead to what’s next and demonstrating the impact of aerospace breakthroughs in our everyday lives. The exhibition also serves to inspire children and young adults to imagine future careers in aerospace and support educators in building STEM awareness and skills among K-12 students. ABOVE AND BEYOND creates an uplifting and memorable experience that encourages all visitors to aim high.

The exhibition is presented by Boeing, in collaboration with NASA and The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

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