Pop-up Science Talks
The Space Shuttle Program brought reusable spacecraft into reality by creating a craft that could be relaunched quickly. SpaceX continues this tradition with its reusable rocket program. Our experts will discuss sustainable rockets and spacecraft in Independence Plaza and beneath the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Learn about how space is becoming more accessible.
Atmospheric Balloon Launch
Watch our education team launch a massive atmospheric balloon from the Main Plaza daily! Meet with our instructors and learn about our atmosphere and the future of deep space exploration.
Recycle Your Devices
Help us keep our planet healthy for the explorers of today and tomorrow. Recycle your electronic devices at our Planet Earth Celebration.
Bring approved devices* for recycling, provided by Technocycle, April 22 and April 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Approved devices include batteries, office/business equipment, and handheld electronics.
Devices that are not accepted include CRT monitors/TVs, fans, floor lamps, vacuum cleaners,
copiers/printers, oil/biohazard waste, paint cans, air conditioners, smoke alarms, alkaline batteries
– AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, appliances, mercury devices, wire or fire-damaged electronics,
and equipment previously-stored outdoors.
Technocycle provides a zero landfill, zero illegal export, and total data security recycling initiative.
Drop-off locations will be stationed outside of the center near the flag poles.
*All devices should be lifted or carried by the donor.