This all-new, immersive exhibit will tell the dynamic story of space exploration from NASA’s Project Mercury program, which sent the first Americans into space, to the International Space Station (ISS). Experience the real scientific work of ISS astronauts, both inside the space station and outside the airlock! Discover the future of space exploration that is being developed by NASA and partners like SpaceX, and don’t miss the Indiana Astronaut Wall of Fame, celebrating the many astronauts and engineers connected to Indiana. Exit the ISS into the all-new Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater featuring the NASA space capsule Liberty Bell 7—which was piloted by astronaut and Indiana native Gus Grissom in 1961 on America’s second manned space flight.
Following the direction of Governor Eric Holcomb and recommendations from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the White River State Park (WRSP) Frank Lloyd Visitors Center and the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum are temporarily closed beginning Mar. 17, in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In addition, all scheduled programs, activities, and events, including those in Military Park have been postponed or suspended during this period.
This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, to protect the safety and health of our staff, volunteers and visitors. As the situation continues to unfold, a date to reopen and resume activities will be established, based on recommendations from ISDH.