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The Hall of the Universe
As visitors walk through the Hall of the Universe, background galactic music and lighting provide an outer space ambiance. Wander past the beautiful photographs of the planets and other solar system bodies that line the walls of the hall and touch an actual object from outer space, a 16 pound meteorite on display.
Part of the Hall of the Universe is the Sun Room, a permanent exhibit where visitors can explore the star that provides the energy for life on Earth! Opened in 2011, the Sun Room adds to the out-of-this-world astronomy experience at the Museum. Guests can take a virtual trip to the center of our Solar System and learn how our Sun works. View an image of the Sun at a striking lighted globe, and track the Sun across the sky each day through the Heliostat mounted on the roof of the Museum.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.