Blast Off on Science Saturdays

National Automobile Museum provides interactive
experiences about training astronauts for space missions

The National Automobile Museum blasts off as Science Saturdays continues through the summer and fall at the National Automobile Museum with exclusive activities from the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada.

“Our goal is to educate, captivate and provide unique experiences for our visitors”

Jackie Frady,
museum president and executive director

Second Saturday each month through January, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$12 Admission per person
​Register at nevadachallenger.org
10 Lake St., Reno, Nev. 89501

Participants of all ages can participate in hands-on science activities, run a simulated mission in space, see a special guest presentation and enjoy snacks. Stay to visit the rest of the museum where you can explore the exhibits at your own pace!

Science Saturdays are hosted in partnership with the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada, a nonprofit organization that fosters positive learning experiences and creates long-term interest for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each monthly event features a different theme relating to space and technology, where participants can become an astronaut or scientist for the day. Upcoming experiences include a simulated journey to the moon, Mars and beyond in one of only two advanced spaceflight labs in the country, as well as a simulated deep sea journey to discover the Titanic.

“Our goal is to educate, captivate and provide unique experiences for our visitors,” said Jackie Frady, museum president and executive director.

Families can enjoy Science Saturdays presented by the CLCNN on the second Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum’s partnership with the CLCNN furthers its mission to provide interactive learning opportunities and STEM education to its members and guests. 

For more information about the National Automobile Museum, named one of America’s Five Greatest Automobile Museums, visit automuseum.org. See below for a full calendar of Science Saturday themes.

SCIENCE SATURDAYS:

September 10:                               Training Astronauts for Space Missions
October 8:                                       Driving on Mars
November 12:                               Uncovering Secrets of the Sun
December 10:                                Imaging Space Targets
January 14:                                     Exploring Saturn

About The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection)

One of “America’s Five Greatest Automobile Museums,” the National Automobile Museum showcases more than 200 remarkable automobiles. It features theatre presentations and audio tours in English and Spanish through 100,000 square-feet of galleries, exhibits and vibrant street scenes and accompanying artifacts that bring displays to life. The museum is a dynamic and popular venue for special events as intimate as 60 and as large as 1,200 guests. For more information, visit www.automuseum.org.

Hours of Operation

Mon. – Sat.:  9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sun.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Tickets

Adults              $10
Seniors            $8 (62 and older)
Junior              $4 (6 to 18 years old)
Children          Free (5 and younger)

Source: National Automobile Museum