Our Solar System
About the Exhibition
Exploring our Solar System
The Solar System is just what the name implies: a complex system with the Sun at its center. Pilot your own adventure to the eight major planets orbiting the Sun and discover more about each planet’s compositions.
Earth and Beyond
Discover more about Earth’s composition, atmosphere, temperature, and Moon. Compare your findings to the other major planets in our solar system. What similarities and differences can you discover?
Solar System Exploration
Exploration extends beyond the edges of our Solar System. We explore using tools like telescopes, spacecrafts, and astronauts, which gather a wide range of information about objects in our Solar System. What they reveal will astonish you!
Take a walk through our Solar System stopping at each of the eight planets and the dwarf planet Pluto. Explore the planets unique surface features or turbulent atmospheres.
Meteor and Asteroid
Make your own crater with our Crater Maker, and feel a piece of an actual meteorite that crashed into the Earth and created a huge crater in Arizona.
Touch the Solar System
Wonder what it would feel like to touch a piece of the Moon, Mars or a distant asteroid? Be the first on your block to touch a piece of the Moon, Mars, Ceres and Vesta. Want to learn more? Scientists are on hand to answer your questions.