What a fantastic experience we had at the Space Museum in Carnarvon, Western Australia. We were attracted to it by the huge satellite dish visible from the highway but had no idea of the role Carnarvon played in early space missions, particularly the first moon landings.
This museum is run totally by volunteers and it was so interesting we spent hours there! There were lots of interactive experiences, different theatre presentations, equipment, and information galore.
I waited my turn for a simulated count down in this capsule.
And then lined up with Dave and Sandy for our astronaut photo 😂
We played in the sand tray that changed the earth’s contours as we moved the sand around and made the rivers change course …
And marvelled at the life sized lunar landing module
From meteorites to machinery and astronauts to asteroids the Carnarvon Space Museum was fun and informative.
Here’s some things I discovered today!
- That Australia has the fourth and fifth largest meteorite craters in the world
- That the surface of the sun moves and is likened to a ringing bell
- That only two of the three astronauts of each lunar landing got to walk on the moon.
Thanks to the volunteers who make this fantastic experience possible for little kids – and big kids like me – to enjoy. I loved my visit 🪐🛰🛸