The Lafayette Science Museum’s latest installment is Leaving Earth–The Story of Space Travel, which is a hands-on exhibit full of activities for children and adults alike who are fascinated with the final frontier.


The installation includes a station with a simulated rocket fueling and subsequent countdown to liftoff. There’s also an exhibit that lets guests practice their skills at operating robotic arms. Leaving Earth also features a chronological timeline along with complementing memorabilia showing just how far humanity has come as far as space travel.

Leaving Earth–The Story of Space Travel is on display throughout the summer at the Lafayette Science Museum, located at 433 Jefferson St., in downtown Lafayette. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults ages 18-61, $3 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $2 for children ages 4-17 with infants up to age 3 admitted for free.

For more information about the Lafayette Science Museum, including current and upcoming exhibits, call 337-291-5448 or visit them online at

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