Learn about asteroids on Friday at Texas Museum of Science & Technology

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The new planetarium at the Texas Museum of Science & Technology will allow the museum to show different types of star shows as well as do star talks before.
The new planetarium at the Texas Museum of Science & Technology will allow the museum to show different types of star shows as well as do star talks before.

The new planetarium at the Texas Museum of Science & Technology allows the museum to show different types of star shows as well as do star talks. Friday is Asteroid Day at the museum.

The Texas Museum of Science & Technology is holding a really cool event on Friday. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the museum will host Asteroid Day, with hands-on activities such as build-your-own comet, a special planetarium show and a star party. Kids who come dressed as an asteroid or some other space object will receive a special prize.

Austin’s Richard Garriott will talk about his experience in space as well as be part of a panel to debunk some of the “science” seen in movies.

While you’re there, check out the Genesis exhibit, which is adding new dinosaurs and other fossils and casts all the time.

If you can’t make Friday’s star party, the museum has been holding one every Friday this summer. Participants learn how to read a star map and look through a telescope to find what’s in the night’s sky.

Texas Museum of Science & Technology Asteroid Day

Where: Texas Museum of Science and Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive

Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday

Tickets: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors students, and $11 for ages 3-17

Information: txmost.org

Looking for more things to do with kids this week or in July? Check out my weekly and monthly calendars. 


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