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Journey to Tomorrow Space Exhibit

Event Date: 
Jun 7 2014 - 11:00am

Space Exploration Exhibit

at the LaSalle Public Library

June 4th to June 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for "Journey to Tomorrow," a premier, multicomponent NASA traveling exhibit for young and old alike. Enjoyable and enriching, this free, interactive informal learning exhibit is outfitted with six user-friendly computer displays and hands-on workstations that communicate fascinating discoveries and cool facts about the history, technology and challenges of air and space exploration. Workstations let you try glovebox activities, learn about planetary gravity, and let you find out how much you would weigh on the moon and other planets. Real Apollo moon rocks and models of space vehicles, rockets and launch systems extend the learning into three dimensions. The entire exhibit is accessible for persons using wheelchairs.

Inside the library, you can examine a display of the Mars rover, and, using an X-Box simulator, try landing the Curiosity Rover on Mars. Don’t forget to get your free photo souvenir at NASA’s photo kiosk.

The exhibit is part of the LaSalle Public Library’s summer program, "Space for Curiosity." Funding for "Journey to Tomorrow" has been provided by the Alwin C. Carus Trust Accommodations for NASA personnel have been donated in-part by Days Inn, Oglesby, Illinois. Parking areas made available by Trinity Catholic Academy and Kaskaskia Holdings.

The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle, Illinois,near the intersection of I80 and I39, just seven miles west of Starved Rock State Park.

From the intersection of I80 and I39, proceed west on I80 for two miles to Exit 77, which is Route 351, southbound.  Continue south, approximately three miles, to Third Street (Route 6).  Turn right, or west on Third Street; the LaSalle Public Library is located in the second block, on the right.

Special parking arrangements have been made for easy access to the exhibit. Visitors may use either the parking area located directly south of the library – enter from Third Street/Route 6, or the parking located one block north of the library at the southeast corner of Fourth and Marquette. ADA accessible parking is located west of the library in the library parking lot.

Once on Third Street, to reach the special parking north of the library, turn north, or right, at the first street, Marquette, and proceed one block north to Fourth Street; the parking area will be on your right.

To reach the special parking just south of the library, turn left into the marked parking area across Third Street, directly in front of the library.

Locate the exhibit and parking areas on Google Maps!

For more information, please call the library at 815-223-2341 or visit the library website at: www.lasalle.lib.il.us