Coca-Cola Space Science Center
Opened in 1996, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center is an aerospace museum in downtown Columbus. It is part of the Columbus State University and as such classes are held there. The center features interactive exhibits and many space-related artifacts including the most extensive space shuttle artifact collection in the state. Highlights include a nine-time space-flown Space Shuttle Main EngineNozzle, a BioMed and Operations Management Consoles from Kennedy Space Center's Firing Room 3, a Space Shuttle Escape Basket, and General Onboard Computer. The center also has the Challenger Learning Center mission simulator, which allows children to participate in a simulated mission to mars, the moon, and a comet. A highly advance planetarium theater can show films and night skies from any time in history.