The Sciencenter is an interactive children's science-focused museum. Exhibits include a wide variety of topics, including astronomy, early education, health and wellness, the ocean, and sustainability. It was founded in 1983 and receives 100,000 visitors each year.
for his extraordinary contributions to the development of planetary science . . . As a scientist trained in both astronomy and biology, Dr. Sagan has made seminal contributions to the study of planetary atmospheres, planetary surfaces, the history of the Earth, and exobiology. Many of the most productive planetary scientists working today are his present and former students and associates.