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Outdoor exhibits

LIGHT LAB & CLASSROOM:

This room will have permanent displays to teach the physics of light but will also serve as a classroom for up to 40 students. Imagine this space as a creative lab where students can engage in hands-on projects, participate in an interactive class, or enjoy creating art or crafts. This space can also be used for birthday parties or other fun social gatherings.

EVENT HORIZON LOBBY:

The lobby can handle multiple groups arriving for tours during the day or a large reception at night. The space can hold up to 100 people seated at tables for a dinner event or conference. The beautiful and inspirational surroundings are part of the experience for these events.

GALAXY GIFT SHOP:

The gift shop will offer thoughtfully curated merchandise related to astronomy, space, and dark skies. It will be a go-to shopping location for residents and visitors alike. It will also feature one-of-a-kind handicrafts from local artisans.

PLUTO SNACK STATION:

Vending machines will offer snacks, beverages, and light lunches such as sandwiches. Visitors can take a break and enjoy indoor and outdoor seating options.

PRIVATE OUTDOOR TERRACE:

This 1,500 square-foot space is multi-functional for daytime and nighttime use. During the day, it serves as an extension for the Pluto Snack Station and offers solar viewing with a specialized telescope. At night, portable telescopes will be available for viewing various celestial objects before going inside to experience the largest telescope in the Greater Phoenix area. This private outdoor area also offers an intimate gathering space for weddings, receptions, and other small groups.