Astronaut

Jump into your space suit and report for training, because the newest exhibition at the Reading Public Museum is landing and it’s out of this world! "Astronaut: Your Journey Begins on Earth" opened Jan. 21 bringing with it a whole space lab full of science fun.

The new interactive hands-on exhibition explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere.

Director and CEO of the Reading Public Museum, John Graydon Smith, said, “Astronaut is a really unique exhibition because it shows all the stages of becoming a space explorer. From training, to blasting off, and living in space, which exposes a reality not often accurately depicted.”

The exhibition also focuses on team-work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks, and overcome challenges that astronauts would face on a real mission to the cosmos.

"Astronaut" will be on view now through May 5, 2019.

For information on exhibition related programming please visit https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/astronaut-exhibition.

The Reading Public Museum is located at 500 Museum Road, Reading, and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 adults (18-64), $6 children/seniors/students (w/ID) and free to members and children 3-years old and under.

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