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INFINITY Science Center is off I-10 exit 2 (south) next to the Mississippi Welcome Center located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The non-profit science center serves as the official Visitor Center for the NASA 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 Destiny module. Other exhibits include a Hurricane Prediction Lab, Carnivorous Plants Conservatory, the Apollo 4 command module and a newly redesigned XSPHEREience theater. An outdoor exhibit includes rocket engines, a tsunami buoy and a weather collection buoy as well as the first stage of the Apollo 19 Saturn V rocket. The Earth Gallery depicts the planet in terms of a life support system and will open exhibits covering deep ocean exploration and watersheds in Spring 2018. A 7-mile nature trail can be explored by foot or by tram and a Biome Boardwalk features observation decks to view wildlife.

Visitors also can take a 45-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 18 to board the Stennis Space Center bus tour; international visitors must present a valid passport. Visitors should register at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled bus tour departure.

Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.

(includes Stennis Space Center bus tour) $15; $12 (ages 55+ and military with ID); $8 (ages 4-13).
Science center open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Mon.-Sat. 9-4, rest of year. Bus tours of the Stennis Space Center depart from INFINITY Mon.-Sat. at 11, noon, 1, 2 and 3. Closed Jan. 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
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