NEW EXHIBIT: Facing Mars Opens At Science Center

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The Science Center's newest traveling exhibit has a little bit for everyone including hands on stations giving you a taste of how life would be like on Mars.

Keeping your balance, walking while almost weightless, and holding your concentration when it feels like everything is spinning are just a taste of what visitors will experience at the new, “Facing Mars” exhibit.

“This exhibit is extremely fun, it's exciting, it's very hands on at the same time you learn a lot about space and how they explore Mars especially,” says Christina Zink from the Science Center of Iowa.

The Science Center debuted the event to their VIP donors who help make exhibits like this possible.

"We support it for our youth, we have to support local communities like this.  This is quite frankly one of the best community investments you can make,” says Todd Snell from John Deere.

In total there are 20 hands on stations as part of the traveling exhibit-giving just about everyone in the family a way to experience life on Mars.

"it's all about how you learn not what you learn it's exciting to bring something here where you can really get your hands on how to be an astronaut and explore space,” says Zink.

“Facing Mars" opens on June 2nd and runs through January.

 Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids ages two to 12.

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