Upcoming Events 2022-2023

Observe the Moon Night

Date:  October 1, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

International Observe the Moon Night is a world-wide event to encourage observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Join the global celebration with an evening of lunar education and discovery, including a guided tour of the Moon, planets and other celestial objects.  Please register to attend.


Growing Beyond Earth | NASA Citizen Science Project

Date:  Fall 2022, exact date TBD

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

Growing Beyond Earth® is a citizen science project operated in partnership with NASA, designed to advance NASA research on growing plants in space. Similar to how plants are grown in the Veggie™️ on the International Space Station, participating students will receive all materials necessary in order to conduct experimental trials, collect data on different crop types and growing techniques, and report these data in a dedicated online portal. The compiled data are accessed by NASA scientists, and plants and methods that succeed in Growing Beyond Earth projects are then tested at Kennedy Space Center. This program provides a steady stream of valuable data to NASA scientists who are developing technologies for growing food crops for long-duration missions into deep space.

Growing Beyond Earth will be part of an STEM Space camp this fall at Hutchings Museum Institute. Sign up to be notified about enrollment!

Details and Registration

Solar Eclipse Festival

Date:  October 14, 2023

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

Eclipses happen when one object in space, like a planet or a moon, passes through the shadow of another object in space. On October 14, 2023, an Annular Solar Eclipse will cross North and South America and will be visible for millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. Come celebrate this celestial event at Hutchings Museum Institute with free eclipse glasses, viewing guides, solar science kits, experiments, and activities! Sign up to be notified when registration opens.

Sign Up