Monday, May 14, 2012

NASA's Driven to Explore Mobile Exhibit

There is a special traveling exhibit that is taking place at the San Diego Air & Space Museum today Monday May 14th through Wednesday May 16th. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You would have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA’s Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA. 

The centerpiece of Driven to Explore is the opportunity to touch a lunar rock sample brought to Earth by the astronauts of Apollo 17 in 1972, America's last human mission to the moon. The rock is one of only eight lunar samples made available for the public to touch.

Driven to Explore allows visitors to learn why we explore, discover the challenges of human space exploration and how NASA provides critical technological advances to improve life on Earth. The exhibit also details the accomplishments of the space shuttle and the International Space Station.

Since the retirement of the space shuttle, NASA is investing in the building blocks of a more capable approach to space exploration, including research and development to increase space travel capabilities. In support of these efforts, NASA is performing field tests, designing surface systems and conducting advanced human research to ensure that future missions are safe, sustainable and affordable.

For more information about NASA exploration, visit here
For more information about the San Diego Air & Space Museum please call (619) 234-8291 or visit here.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California's official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and it was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Now on display, “How Things Fly,” a special exhibition that examines the wonder of flight through four fun and interactive zones. The Museum is located at 

2001 Pan American Plaza, 
Balboa Park, 
San Diego, CA 92101.

The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with admissions until 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


  1. Oh wish I lived a little closer to San Diego still my kids would love this

    1. They have so many events and all of them are fun! Maybe plan a weekend trip? or your next vacation... ;)

  2. I went to the space center in Alabama as a kid, it was awesome

    1. Museums are so much fun and this one is no exception.