NASA Programming at Thanksgiving Point

May 17th, 2010 - May 16th, 2012 | PROJECT

Beginning in 2010, Thanksgiving Point Institute leveraged its one-of-a-kind assets to deliver NASA and space-related programming. Informally referred to as NASA BLAST (Bringing Light and Space Together), the program included three exhibitions and a multitude of informal learning opportunities including field trips, camps, classes, and family programming. During the two-year program, Thanksgiving Point achieved its goal of increase the public’s knowledge and awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Thanksgiving Point incorporated unique space-related messages in each of its venues and provided educational lessons to 554,873 guests. Thanksgiving Point did this through three exhibitions: a light exhibition at the Museum of Ancient Life featuring exhibitions from San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a space garden at Farm Country, and walk able version of the solar system at Thanksgiving Point Gardens. In addition, Thanksgiving Point hosted a number of youth programs, day camps, and field trips centered on these exhibitions.

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Project Products

NASA BLAST: Bringing Light and Space Together at the Museum of Ancient Life
Space Garden at Farm Country
Solar System Walk in the Gardens

Team Members

Allen Ash, Principal Investigator, Thanksgiving Point


Funding Source: NASA
Award Number: NNX10AK08G
Funding Amount: 177849


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13)
Discipline: Engineering | General STEM | Mathematics | Space science | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Parks | Outdoor | Garden Exhibits