Humans might be somewhat biased but most can agree that we live on the coolest planet in the galaxy. Earth is pretty incredible, it has the perfect amount of sunlight, air, and water to sustain all kinds of life... Jupiter could never! Since Earth Day is coming up in April, a huge new Earth exhibit at the Houston museum is going to open and it is the perfect opportunity to feel like you're in space!

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to many awesome installations and it is going to revamp its space for its annual special exhibit that lasts all of April to celebrate the great planet we call home!

All month long there will be special exhibits, tours, and informational activities all in honor of our planet.

One of the coolest parts of the exhibit is the 23-foot sculpture made by Luke Jerram that's going to be hung above everyone's heads. It is the best way we can see the planet "the way astronauts can."

This sculpture is called the Gaia Earth exhibit and will open on April 14 in the Glassell Hall. 

One of the best times to go see the jaw-dropping piece of art is on Earth Day, April 25. This is when HMNS is going to host Earth: A Planet Party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The party will be held under the new and huge awe-inspiring Earth sculpture. It will also have exhibits in the Burke Baker Planetarium and have screenings in the Wortham Giant Screen Theater.

Feel free to take along your unused plastic bags, which let's face it, a lot of us horde in a cabinet just in case we ever need fifty plastic bags but rarely ever do. They'll be collecting the bags for recycling to help cut back on the amount of plastic that goes into landfills.

Access to the party is included in admission tickets to the permanent exhibit hall which is $25.

We would say that the sculpture is otherworldly but it's literally of this world so instead, we'll say that it's truly a surreal experience. Standing below or above the globe is the closest you can get to feeling like you're in outer space besides taking a ride in a NASA spaceship!

Celebration: Earth At The Houston Museum Of Natural Science

Price: $25

When: April 2020

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 

Why You Need To Go: Standing under the massive sculpture of Earth will make you feel like you're actually in outer space.

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