Smithsonian Affiliate Museum
One Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805
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Home to Space Camp, and Aviation Challenge; The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. Our facilities include a Spacedome IMAX and 3D Digital theater, Rocket Park, the Education Training Center, which houses NASA's Educator Resource Center, and more.
Opening September 29, 2012- Math Alive!
MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for children in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use.
Visitors will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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