The application for Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition is now open! Applications are due May 1, 2018.

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

In collaboration with NASA, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer eligible institutions the opportunity to apply for a free Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition. 

Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is an engaging and interactive museum exhibition about Earth and space science for family audiences.

The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is intended for long-term display in museums across the United States, where it will engage millions of people. Fifty (50) copies of the exhibition will be fabricated; all copies will be identical and distributed to eligible NISE Network partners through a competitive application process.

The exhibition complements the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits and other NISE Network educational experiences. The exhibition serves as a platform for scientists and museum staff and volunteers to engage visitors with additional facilitated educational programming and hands-on experiences. The NISE Network intends the exhibition to reach a wide geographic distribution within the United States to engage visitors in Earth and space science.

Applications are due May 1, 2018.

Learn how to apply by downloading the overview from:

We are looking forward to receiving applications from eligible institutions across the United States!

About the Project


The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition project is led by the Science Museum of Minnesota in conjunction with the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network).

This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).