Future Exhibits

2018 Future Exhibits

From Here to There

May 31, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Join us from May 31 – September 8, 2019 for a new traveling exhibit called From Here to There at the Mercer Museum. This exhibit is a family-friendly, interactive experience that explores the science of how things move by land, sea and air.

Guests can ride a hovercraft to experience how air pressure works, turn up the heat to launch a hot air balloon, send colorful balls through rushing channels of air to get from one station to the next and much more.

The Rochester Museum & Science Center of Rochester, NY and the Sciencenter of Ithaca, NY developed From Here to There as part of the Traveling Exhibits AMuseums of Science (TEAMS) collaborative and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Admission to the exhibit is included with general museum admission.

 

Exhibit Sponsored Locally by:

Marv and Dee Ann Woodall


 

Making Astronauts: From Bucks County to the Moon

May 31, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the Mercer Museum will be showcasing a major summer exhibit, Making Astronauts: From Bucks County to the Moon, from May 31 – September 8, 2019.

This original exhibit, created in collaboration with the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum, highlights the extraordinary role of the Warminster-based Naval Air Development Center (NADC)-Johnsville in early American astronaut training for the crews of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space missions.

The many artifacts in this exhibit, most on view for the first time, include an early version of the NASA space suit, a demonstration model of the human centrifuge, Navy flight clothing, and some of the innovative devices used in space training experimentation.

Admission to the exhibit is included with general museum admission.

 

Exhibit Sponsored by:

 

Susan Kane

Cascade Foundation

Lisa Kristin Soren

Brian and Louise McLeod

ROLLO'S FACTS

“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
Rollo's Fact 5

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