"Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration" - The American Museum of Natural History

Date: 11/19/11 through 08/12/12
Hours: 10am-5:45pm daily, November 19, 2011 through August 12, 2012
Ages: ALL
Price: $25; $19 students and seniors; $14.50 children
Central Park West at 79th Street - 212-769-5100
Upper West Side, NY 10024

Description: This exhibit launches visitors into the exciting future of space exploration as it boldly speculates on humanity's next steps in our solar system and beyond. The exhibition features a full-sized recreation of a lunar habitat, a model of an elevator reaching up into space, a walk-through diorama of the Martian surface, and challenging interactive simulations. See authentic equipment and models of historic spacecraft from select voyages in the past. Learn about robotic missions that are currently headed deeper into our own solar system and what they might reveal. And explore some possible missions of the future: mining the Moon, landing on and deflecting a potentially deadly asteroid, and even establishing colonies on Mars.