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National Science Foundation
Now Showing: Film, TV, Museums & More
Promoting Public Understanding of Science & Engineering
NSF supports a wide variety of educational and informational projects for the general public
IMAX films and other film projects for diverse audiences
Permanent, regional and traveling exhibits and associated outreach programs
Innovative programs for children and adults, and science information material for broadcasters
Radio shows, Web-based resources, community programs, life-long learning opportunities
Overview of NSF's Informal Science Education program

The World Around Us

a man with kids viewing an exhibit

This exhibit might change the way visitors see our planet--it brings natural and earth sciences to life with interactive experiences such as Go H2O! the water cycle exhibit that looks and "plays" like a giant pinball machine. Exhibits feature real animal mounts amid multimedia experiences. Visitors can get a glimpse into the forest canopy through a periscope or choose a sit-in adventure that feels like rocketing into space. This permanent exhibit allows visitors to explore three themed galleries: "Aquasphere: Water that Sustains Us," "Terrasphere: Environments that Support Us" and "Atmosphere: Air that Surrounds Us." In the Discovery Gallery, a hands-on learning area for all ages, the Science Center's natural history collection has a dynamic new home.

Learn more about "The World Around Us" at www.louisvillescience.org/site/exhibits-world-around-us/.



Credit: Courtesy of the Louisville Science Center/ Morris Images