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This Brand New Houston Exhibit Is Bringing You Closer To The Moon

The Houston Museum of Natural Science celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
This Brand New Houston Exhibit Is Bringing You Closer To The Moon

At one point or another, we've all dreamt of going to the moon. Unfortunately, becoming an astronaut and going on a mission to the moon is quite difficult and nearly impossible for most people. Lucky for us, we know the next best way to get up close and personal with the moon. The Houston Museum Of Natual Science along with NASA have added a giant moon to the museum in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. 

The installation was made by British artist Luke Jerram who used high definition NASA images of the moon to create a hyper-realistic replica. The massive moon is about 23 feet in its diameter and magically fills the whole room for all guests to marvel at. 

The moon is not only perfectly instagramable, the museum is also giving you a chance to have a virtual reality experience for just $5. The experience lets you visit the moon while you're actually standing right under it. The virtual reality set will show you what the moon looked like in the past, looks like now and what it might look like in the future with a moon colony on it. 

The moon is so spectacular not only because of the amazing 3D detail, but also because it features the dark side of the moon in high definition as well. You can see the giant moon from the wrap around top floor or bottom floor to get a good glimpse at the entire space rock, and to get photos of it all around you!

Visitors are more than welcome to take as many pictures as they like with the suspended moon. The moon is included with typical museum admission at just $25 per person.

The moon will be on display at the museum though 2019. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located on 5555 Hermann Park Dr. For more information on this and other exhibits you can visit their website here. 

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