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Explore Earth and Space Science 2018

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science hosts,“Earth and Space Science Day” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

The Explore Science: Earth and Space event is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. The event provides an opportunity to connect with current NASA science research and explore Earth and space phenomena.

The Explore Science: Earth & Space event will include science, take-home materials, and engaging discussion about science and society. Participants will have a chance to launch stomp rockets, learn how to pack a telescope, make and investigate craters, and much more! These fun activities introduce guests to the ongoing research happening at NASA in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and allow them to get hands-on with Earth and space science concepts.

The Explore Science: Earth & Space project is led by the Science Museum of Minnesota, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits are developed and distributed nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). Throughout spring and summer of 2018, events are taking place at more than 250 museums and institutions throughout the country.

Admission to the Museum of Nature and Science is free. The museum is located at 411 North Main Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575/522-3120.