Posted: Feb 10, 2011 5:19 PM by Jenise Fernandez
Updated: Feb 11, 2011 5:28 PM
Get ready for an out-of-this world experience!
The Lafayette Science Museum is debuting its newest exhibit this weekend called "Giant Worlds."
"This fascinating exhibit answers questions like how did our solar system form and what are giant planets made of?"said Kevin Krantz, the exhibit's curator.
It's 3,500 square feet and has three areas: "Family of the Sun" teaches you about the formation of the solar system. "Meet the Giants" explores the beauty and secrets of the giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus.
Finally, you'll be able to discover "New Frontiers" in a fantasy ride past the giant planets.
This exhibit is interactive, krantz says there is something to do in every spot.
"By getting their hands on it and seeing what to do with it they come away with it more informed and educated," Krantz said.
You can expect to learn, get your hands on interactives and see how it all works.
"Bringing children and adults as well to learn more about the planets and our solar system"
The exhibit opens this weekend and runs through May 13.
For the opening this Saturday, the museum will also be showing recent video of NASA's STEREO mission to the sun.
For more information, visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org.