Prairie Heritage Center — O'Brien County

Prairie Heritage Center — O'Brien County

SUTHERLAND—“Explore Science: Earth & Space” is a new exhibit being featured at the Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland.

The exhibit is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. It is an opportunity for people to connect with NASA science research and explore Earth and science phenomena.

The temporary exhibit is located inside the lower level of the Prairie Heritage Center and includes hands-on activities, interactive displays and informative materials. There are take-home crafts to make and experiments to try.

Learn more about Earth and space. Watch for special public programs taking place at the center throughout 2019 for a chance to dig deeper into the fields of Earth science and astrophysics.

The “Explore Science: Earth & Space” project is led by Arizona State University in Tempe, in collaboration with NASA.

“Explore Science: Earth & Space” tool kits — like the one used in this exhibit — are developed and distributed nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network.

Events related to the temporary exhibit will take place at 350 museums and institutions throughout the country throughout the spring and summer.

The “Explore Science” exhibit will be on display through November.

The Prairie Heritage Center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. The facility also will be open 1-4 p.m. Sundays May 5-Oct. 27.

For more information, call 712-295-7200 or visit prairieheritagecenter.org.