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The Lost Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 Recovered

Family Programs

“A Journey Through Space”Camp-in
Explore the halls of the Museum after hours! Learn what it was like for history’s first astronauts to train for space! Hear about the unique adventure of the Liberty Bell 7 space capsule! Sleep on the floor of a diorama hall! Don't miss a great family adventure when the Museum presents its fall family camp-in, “A Journey Through Space.”

The Museum’s feature exhibition this fall is The Lost Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 Recovered. Liberty Bell 7 mysteriously blew its hatch and sank into the Atlantic Ocean in 1961; it was recovered 38 years later. You and your children in first through sixth grade can participate in workshops related to the exhibition, plus view the new IMAX film, Space Station.

Saturday–Sunday, October 19–20 or November 9–10
$27 per person

Children's Workshops

The Lost Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 Recovered
Blast off into fun as you learn about capsule simulators, rocket launches, G-forces, and more. Visit the awesome traveling exhibition The Lost Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 Recovered and discover the story of its 15-minute, 118-mile ride into space and its plunge into the ocean.

Grades: 4–6
Section I: Saturday, October 19 1:00–3:00 P.M.
Section II: Saturday, December 7 10:00 A.M.–Noon
$18 member, $23 nonmember

Junior Astronaut
Be an astronaut for a day. Learn about early space technologies when you visit the traveling exhibition The Lost Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 Recovered, then discover how far space exploration has progressed by viewing the IMAX film Space Station. Participate in simple rocketry experiments. Be ready for some far-out fun! Please bring a sack lunch and drink.

Grades: 2 & 3 (6-hour workshop)
Section I: Saturday, November 2 9:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
Section II: Saturday, January 11 9:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
$50 member, $60 nonmember


Liberty Bell 7 Recovered
Curt Newport, deep-sea explorer
For 15 years, Curt Newport dreamed of finding Liberty Bell 7. He made a prediction about the location of the lost craft then set about to secure funding and assemble an expedition team. In 1999, both his prediction and dream were realized when he found the spacecraft sitting right side up, three miles below the surface of the ocean. Using video and slides, Newport describes the deepest commercial salvage operation in history. Sale and signing of his new book, Lost Spacecraft: The Search for Liberty Bell 7, follows the lecture.

Tuesday, December 3 7:00 P.M.
Ricketson Auditorium
$10 member, $13 nonmember, $8 student

Wednesday, December 4 10:00 A.M.
Ricketson Auditorium
$6 member, $9 nonmember

Also, don't miss the new IMAX film:
Space Station IMAX film
Open October 4, 2002- January 26, 2003
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