Do you have what it takes to survive in space?

In Journey to Space, you’ll get a hands-on, climb-aboard experience of what it takes to live and work in space. Using interactive exhibits and authentic artifacts, Journey to Space immerses you in the extraordinary conditions of human space travel, including the very real dangers that astronauts face during their missions above Earth as well as the unique challenges and rewards of life on board the International Space Station (ISS).

As you navigate through the exhibition, you’ll learn about weightlessness and the challenges it presents to living in space long-term while experiencing the sights, sounds and smells you might find aboard an orbiting space station! Discover how astronauts eat, sleep, and even go to the bathroom in space as you explore. You’ll also get a look at all the ways in which the forbidding environment of space can kill the humans who explore it.

You’ll experience firsthand the challenges of working in space – from operating a robotic arm to managing the limited power supply available to keep life support systems running to discovering why working in a space glove is so difficult. Your adventure through Journey to Space culminates in a trip through a full-scale, climb-aboard mock-up of the Destiny Lab, the primary research facility for U.S. payloads on the ISS. With its rotating mechanism, the Destiny Lab* will give you the sensation you’re floating as you get a virtual tour of the lab from astronauts who have worked there.

Journey to Space will be on view through Sunday, October 6, 2024, inside the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery on the first floor of the museum. Admission to Journey to Space is included with all museum admission tickets. Journey to Space is presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota and the California Science Center, with support from NASA.

*Summer groups will be allowed entry to the Journey to Space special exhibition. However, groups will not be allowed admittance to the rotating Destiny Lab inside the exhibition due to the sensitivity of the experience.

Did You Know?

Where Space Meets Real Estate

The International Space Station (ISS) is as big as a football field—end zones included. But on the inside, it’s about the size of a five-bedroom house.


Journey to Space Level 1