Einstein famously said that imagination is more important than knowledge, which is why he also famously referred to the moon as "the night sun." Train your brain with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for an all-day SpaceLab visit for one (a $100 value)
- $65 for the above for two (a $200 value)
- $125 for the above for four (a $400 value)
During SpaceLab sessions, visitors aged 10 and older discover their inner astronaut with hands-on activities about space and rockets. From 9 a.m.–4 p.m., attendees help build and launch a rocket, try experiments to see how well they would survive in space, and learn about commercial space travel. Classes are scheduled on two Saturdays a month; call for specific dates.
Though it's nowhere near Cape Canaveral, Spaceport Indiana opens a portal to the upper atmosphere and suborbital space through educational programs, a launch facility, and various testing facilities. Located at the Columbus Municipal Airport, the center helps private companies and the military test new innovations in low Earth orbit, while also running programs for curious junior astronauts. Summer camps and one-off sessions focus on building rockets and launching high-altitude balloons; scientists also travel to local classrooms for demonstrations. A yearly Space Day further excites exploratory instincts with topics that have included space tourism, interplanetary travel, living outside of Earth, and how much easier it is to bathe a dog when gravity can't help it run away.