7 tips to see Facing Mars before it leaves SCI!

Mission: Accomplished - Facing Mars ends January 6!

Mission: Accomplished - Facing Mars ends January 6!

By: Emilee Richardson, Marketing & Communication Coordinator


It's hard to believe that Facing Mars is wrapping up its time at SCI!

From the initial excitement of its arrival to following the awe-inspiring journey and landing of NASA's Curiosity rover, and with programs like Train Like An Astronaut  and a visit from astronaut Peggy Whitson, we've had a ton of fun celebrating space and exploring the challenges of traveling to the Red Planet.

If you haven't seen Facing Mars yet (or if you want to see it again!), there are only a few days left - it leaves SCI on Sunday, January 6.

We anticipate that many people also will wait until the last minute, so here are a few tips to get the biggest bang for your buck:


  1. Experience Facing Mars this Saturday for "Space Spectacular,"a day packed full of space-themed activities and programming included with general admission!
  2. Visit either day this weekend and take a Hovercraft Ride, offered Saturday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 - 3:00 pm and on Sunday from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Hovercraft rides are included with Facing Mars admission.
  3. Stay and experience SCI. Facing Mars tickets include all-day admission to SCI. Continue the adventure with live science programs, including Journey to Mars!
  4. See Roving Marsin IMAX. Explore the surface of the Red Planet through the eyes of NASA's twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.
  5. Continue the journey through outer space by visiting the NASA Shuttle Legacy exhibit, "Conquering Low Earth Orbit."  This special exhibit in SCI's Why The Sky? experience platform features artifacts and information from the Space Shuttle program, a real spacesuit, shuttle tire and a 1:15 scale model of a Space Shuttle.
  6. Need a night at SCI without the kids? SCI's monthly 21+ event, Mixology, is this Friday from 5:30 - 9:00 pm. Mix up your Friday night with live music from Seedlings and experience Facing Mars for only $10.
  7. Become an SCI member and save! Members receive FREE admission to Facing Mars every day, plus discounts throughout the year!

Don't procrastinate! You don't want to miss out on this hands-on and thought-provoking traveling exhibition. Want more details? Check out the Facing Mars site for information about the exhibit!