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The noteworthy collaboration between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the John F. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Museum of Arts & Sciences continues with more than 40 pieces from the NASA art collection.
Florida Celebrates Space is open at the museum in Daytona Beach through April 28.
The exhibition is offered in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Le-n's discovery of Florida and illustrates the peninsula not only as a destination for the first explorers, but as a gateway for those launching to explore new worlds beyond Earth.
Included are pieces by Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, James Wyeth and Robert Rauschenberg.
To accompany the exhibition, the museum is offering special Florida Celebrates Space events and activities through April, as follows:
Saturdays in Space: The Florida Celebrates Space Film Series, offered at the museum every other Saturday at 1 p.m. through April 20. Films are free for members or with paid museum general admission for non-members. "The Space Shuttle," a NASA Documentary narrated by William Shatner will be shown March 23.
Meet Me in the Gallery: Join Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, to discover Florida's rich history of space flight through major artworks in the NASA art collection at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.
Family Space Day at the museum will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday March 23.
10 a.m. - Paper Rockets (to the Moon!): Discover the concepts of rocketry by building paper rockets to be launched outside the Museum.
10 a.m.-noon - 104.7 FM, WROD's host of Daybreak Daytona, Lisa Blythe, will be broadcasting live from MOAS.
11 a.m. - Design your own Mission Badge (just like the Astronauts!).
12:30 p.m. - Create an "Alien" Sculpture.
1 p.m. - "Saturdays in Space" Film Series - The Space Shuttle (NASA Documentary narrated by William Shatner).
1:30 p. m. - Tours of Florida Celebrates Space will be conducted every half hour through 3 p.m.
2 p.m. - Tonight's Sky in the Planetarium
3 p.m. - Children's Laser Show in the Planetarium
3:45 p.m. - Laser Music Show
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum Admission is $12.95, adults; $6.95, children 6-17; $10.95, seniors and students; members and children 5 and younger are free. Planetarium and laser shows daily. Admission includes planetarium. Parking is free. Admission is free for Volusia County residents the first Tuesday of each month.