'Ready to Launch: Arizona's Place in Space' Exhibition at the Arizona History Museum

When: May 20, 2021 (All day) to November 30, 2021 (All day)
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"Ready to Launch: Arizona's Place in Space" is coming to the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. This new exhibition investigates the impact that the people, landscape and universities in Arizona have played in space exploration. "Ready to Launch: Arizona's Place in Space" will open Thursday May 20, 2021, and run through Tuesday Nov. 30, 2021.

From capturing the first image of a black hole to creating and hosting telescopes to sending multiple missions to Mars, Arizona has been at the forefront of space discoveries and NASA missions for decades. 

Visitors will discover objects from NASA, Lowell Observatory, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, including an Apollo-era space suit, hand-drawn moon maps and photographs of deep space. Learn about the researchers, astronauts and scientists who are taking us to the edges of our galaxy and beyond.

The Arizona History Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free validated parking is available at the Main Gate Garage, one block from the museum. Purchase tickets by using the link below.  

"Ready to Launch" is sponsored by Paragon Space Development Corporation and supported by Arizona Humanities and Albertsons. Special thanks to Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, Lowell Observatory, USGS and NASA Johnson Space Center.

Audience: All
Audience size: Small (1-50)
Price: Regular Museum Admission


Campus: Main Campus


949 E. 2nd St.
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

Contact info & links


Arizona History Museum

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Arizona History Museum