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Current Exhibits Available

The Moon: Cosmic Decoder Ring
The Moon’s craters are a decoding tool that has allowed us to understand the planets in our solar system.  This exhibit has 3D images and comes with 100 pairs of 3D glasses.

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Treasure Hunt in Earth's Attic
Like an attic of ancient treasures, the Moon preserves Earth’s lost history.  Discover how the conditions on the Moon are providing valuable clues to our own planet’s beginnings!

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Earth’s Daughter
Our Moon was born of Earth.  See how the Moon’s own characteristics and new
animated computer models
are filling in the pages of the Moon’s birth story.
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A Storm of Asteroids
Long ago, enormous asteroids pelted our Moon — and Earth!  Learn about the mystery surrounding this rain of planetary debris, and the storm tracks that scientists are examining today.
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Impacts: Delivering Death and Fostering Life
Scientists are investigating the relationship between impacts and the development of life.
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Our Molten Moon: The Story of the First Moon Rocks
The Moon’s rocks tell the story of a time when the entire Moon was covered with an ocean of molten rock.
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Moon Views: Rabbits in the Rocks
Different cultures have seen different figures when they looked at the Moon. Learn how lunar scientists use modern tools to look beyond the “rabbit” in the Moon to discover its history.
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More exhibits coming soon!