ALIEN ZOO

Current Exhibits

What characteristics do animals need to live on Mars? 

In Alien Zoo, participants will use the Dreamscape Alien Zoo alternative reality app to create their own alien or use Dreamscapes pre-made aliens; then see it on Mars surface. Participants can also create their own aliens at our creation station using modeling clay to take home.

Combining creativity and technology participants will explore the biology and environment of Mars. Centering around AR, the app provides insight to computer programming and digital creation. 

Related ASU Majors

Environmental Science 

Digital Culture

Art

Biology

Computer Science

Computer Systems Engineering

Software Engineering

Zoology

What is the average temperature of Mars?

 The Big Mars exhibit is a museum-wide activity. Using a globe of Mars suspended from the center of the museum, children will use their field journals to identify clues and learn fun facts about Mars and the Mars rover. Becoming interactive explorers of Mars while learning facts about the environment and the habitability of Mars. 

Big Mars was inspired by Nasa's Mars rover research. Participants will learn about the topography and environment or mars through an interactive scavenger hunt. Big Mars also includes the Mars Rover Project combining engineering, technology, and design to create versions of the Mars Rover. The Sand Pit races provide hands-on learning using remote-controlled cars to race through the Mars landscape using technology, engineering, science, and design.

Related ASU Majors 

Industrial Design

Aerospace Engineering

Astronomy

Earth and Space Exploration

Electrical Engineering

Do you know the names of the five Mars Rovers sent by NASA? 

At Launch Bay, participants will train like an Astronaut and blast off into space. Assembling a rocket using engineering and design. Using the circuit breaker, fix the rocket's electrical system and prepare it for launch. at the gravity wall, participants will drop different weighted objects to learn about how gravity works and the gravity on Mars. 

Combining circuitry, engineering, design, and science, Blast off will teach participants about the mechanics of how we create rockets and send people to space. The Gravity wall will teach participants about gravity and how differently weighted objects has different rates of acceleration. 

Related ASU Majors 

Computer Science

Earth and Space Exploration

Aerospace Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Industrial Design

Electrical Engineering

Software Engineering

Physics

Computer Systems Engineering

Do stars really twinkle in the sky? 

Galaxy wall transports our visitors among the stars. Inspired by the popular children's game I Spy, the Galaxy wall will be filled with pictures, words, and constellations. Children will use their field journals to answer questions and learn fun facts about space and our galaxy's stars.

The Galaxy wall allows for a visual fact-finding mission asking participants to find different aspects of space to learn more fun facts and statistics. Inspired by the ASU stargazing lab Steamtank's Galaxy wall helps participants learn about stars, planets, and galaxies within our universe. 

Related ASU Majors

Astronomy

Electrical Engineering

Cosmology

Earth and Space Exploration

Art