Air and Space Exhibits
before the dawn of history, the possibilities of flying
and exploring the stars have excited our minds to great
feats of imagination and ingenuity. Explore our unique
collection of artifacts and hands-on activities to
discover how humans design aircraft, spacecraft and space probes
for specific tasks by using our knowledge of the principles
of air, space and flight.
Samuel Oschin Pavilion
Begin your experience in Endeavour: The California Story, a companion exhibit featuring images and artifacts that relate the shuttle program to California, where the orbiters were built, and then see Endeavour at the Samuel Oschin Pavilion.
SKETCH Foundation Gallery
Now located in Science Court
By understanding how air flows, we create
machines that can fly.
We shelter and protect our bodies to journey
We send missions to the planets to understand
our solar system.
We collect starlight with telescopes to
learn about the universe.
Explore the artifacts in the exhibit and
on the Web, and then test your Air and Space smarts with
this trivia quiz from our Fun
Lab section, complete with images and sounds.
Check here to find links to great sites on air and space
and Aircraft image by Wernher Krutein/photovault.com
Humans in Space image by NASA/JSC
Mission to the Planets by U.S. Geological Survey, NASA/JPL