AAA Editor Notes
INFINITY Science Center is w. of the Mississippi Welcome Center off I-10 exit 2 (south). The state-of-the-art science center serves as the official NASA Visitor Center at the John C. Stennis Space Center and covers more than 50 years of space exploration history, including a full-size model of the International Space Station module. Interactive exhibits include Science on a Sphere projections and a simulation of space flight. An outdoor exhibit includes rocket engines, a tsunami buoy and a weather collection buoy. The Earth Gallery depicts the planet in terms of a life support system. A 7-mile nature trail can be explored by foot or by tram and an integrated natural resources area, opened in 2016, features observation decks to view wildlife.
Visitors also can take a 30-minute, behind-the-scenes bus tour of the Space Center. Research at the 14,000-acre center includes rocket engine testing and oceanographic and environmental studies by NASA and other agencies.
Note: A photo ID is required for visitors over 17 to enter the Stennis Space Center shuttle complex; international visitors must present a valid passport. Visitors should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled bus tour departure.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.